Kavitha, leader of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), has stirred controversy by demanding the removal of Mahender Reddy, the newly appointed Chairman of the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC). Allegations of corruption against Reddy prompted Kavitha to call for a judicial inquiry into his conduct.
Speaking at her residence in Hyderabad on February 8, 2024, Kavitha raised objections to the appointments of two TSPSC members, Ram Mohan Rao and Rajani Kumari, citing concerns over Rao’s Andhra-native status and Kumari’s previous political involvement. She also criticized the Congress Government for appointing three out of four directors in a power utility from Andhra Pradesh, raising suspicions about their impartiality.
Additionally, Kavitha expressed disapproval of the appointment of Prasanna Kumar, an individual from the Andhra region, as the Advisor to the Legislature. She highlighted the inconsistency in Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy’s stance, pointing out his previous opposition to the Advisors system while in opposition.
Regarding the TSPSC issue, Kavitha questioned Reddy’s ability to serve justice to unemployed youth amidst corruption allegations. She referenced Chief Minister Revanth Reddy’s previous accusations against Mahender Reddy, alleging massive wealth accumulation during his tenure as Director General of Police.
Kavitha further criticized the Congress party for adopting practices it previously condemned, such as appointing retired officers to key positions. She highlighted discrepancies in the Congress Government’s approach to appointments, particularly in the filling of staff nurse and police constable positions and the revival of compassionate grounds appointments in the Singareni Collieries.
Responding to inquiries about proposed changes to the “Telangana Thalli” statue and state song, Kavitha emphasized the importance of Revanth Reddy’s allegiance to Telangana rather than political affiliations with the Telugu Desam Party. She emphasized the need for genuine dedication to the state’s interests, especially considering past opposition to its formation by certain political entities.