Ever since the TRS came to power in Telangana in 2014, Kavitha’s Telangana Jagruthi has been entrusted to conduct batukamma celebrations by allocating funds to the organization. CM KCR allocated Rs 10 crore to Kavitha’s organization for the conduct of batukamma festival on a grand scale.
After the dissolution of the state assembly, caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has lost powers to earmark funds to the organization as it will attract violation of the code of conduct.
With no other option, Kavitha has made an official statement that her Jagruthi will not organize the celebrations officially this year. She appealed people to celebrate batukamma in a traditional way and expressed regret for not participating in the celebrations this year.