As several thousand woman descended on Andhra's capital Amaravati, for the three-day National Women’s Parliament (NWP), there was one woman who said things that were least expected of her.
Telangana MP K Kavitha Rao received a tremendous response on Friday, when she began her address to the NWP gathering with the slogan of 'Jai Andhra!'.
The MP, who is also the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, spoke about strengthening democracy, by empowering women.
She also spoke several times about the 'strong relationship' that she shared with her Andhra counterparts.
Starting out by highlighting that "there were still countries where women couldn't vote, drive or enjoy visible freedom", she goes on to add that while women in countries like the US and India had "a visible freedom", there was "an invisible glass ceiling in these countries, which has to be broken."
Kavitha started off her day in Andhra, with a visit to the Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada, followed by a media meet.
At the meet, she reiterated the demand for a 'special category status' to Andhra, as it was promised by the Centre.
Stating that the state deserved the special status, Kavitha added that the TRS party would also extend all support to the ruling TDP party in Andhra, if it was needed.
"AP and Telangana were divided for better administration. But the affection between the people of both states remains," the MP was quoted as saying.
Speaking to TNIE in an interview later, she added, "During the elections, BJP promised Special Status to AP. Venkaiah Naidu, Chandrababu Naidu and even Pawan Kalyan assured it. Now, it is their responsibility to make sure that the State gets it."
Kavitha's speech saw even more applause, as she ended it with "Jai Telangana, Jai Andhra Pradesh and Jai Hind."