Kavitha could be the youngest MP from TS
Maloth Kavitha of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) could well be the youngest MP from Telangana to enter the Sansad Bhavan in the 17th Lok Sabha.
Mahabubabad: Maloth Kavitha of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) could well be the youngest MP from Telangana to enter the Sansad Bhavan in the 17th Lok Sabha. Kavitha, who became MLA at an age of 29, has now won the election to the Mahabubabad Parliamentary Constituency exactly after a decade of her political entry. She defeated her nearest rival and former Union Minister Porika Balram Naik of the Congress with a majority of 1,46,663 votes on Thursday.
It was the second successive defeat for Balram Naik. In 2014 general elections, he lost to TRS' Azmeera Seetharam Naik. Balram Naik, who contested from Mahabubabad in the Assembly elections held in December 2018, also lost it to TRS' Shankar Naik. It was a huge comeback for the TRS in Mahabubabad Parliamentary Constituency. It may be noted here that TRS lost four of the seven Assembly segments – Mulugu, Bhadrachalam, Pinapaka and Yellandu – under the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha constituency to the Congress.
Against this backdrop, the TRS leadership fielded Maloth Kavitha, daughter of Dornakal MLA D S Redya Naik, ignoring its sitting MP Azmeera Seetharam Naik. Kavitha had represented Mahabubabad Assembly from 2009 to 2014.
Even though it was an intense fight, Kavitha was polled 4,62,109 votes, while Balram Naik secured 3,15,446 votes, leaving the BJP candidate Jatothu Hussain Naik to the third position. BJP secured just 25,487 votes. Compared to Azmeera Seetharam Naik's majority (34,992) in 2014, Kavitha, who secured a majority of 1,46,663 votes, had put up a commendable performance.
After winning the seat, Kavitha thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and TRS working president KT Rama Rao for giving her the opportunity to enter Parliament. "I have to thank Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao, who extended his support." She promised to develop her constituency and fulfil the aspirations of the people especially the tribes.