Telangana Chief Minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao’s daughter and Nizamabad MP, Kavitha’s statements on Kashmir issue to a National Newspaper had stirred a controversy. She equated the Telangana issue and Kashmir issue and went to say that both are separate countries but were forcefully merged in to India after Independence. She even went to say India is claiming some parts of Kashmir which does not belong to it.
“We need to come out clean on Jammu and Kashmir. Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines, and move on”, she said. Kavitha added if India solves the Kashmir issue, the country can afford to decrease the defense allotments in budgets and use that money for sensitive issues like women welfare and poverty elimination. One more controversial statement of Kavitha in the interview is she says she is ashamed of being a citizen of a country where there are no bathrooms for girls in schools.