India, July 8 -- A Narayanaswamy, 62, a first-time Member of Parliament from Karnataka's Chitradurga who was inducted into the Union council of ministers on Wednesday, hit the headlines in May 2019 when he was denied entry into a village in Tumakuru as he is a Dalit. He wanted to visit the village to highlight the poor condition of the schools in the region and encourage works under Corporate Social Responsibility there.

A fight broke out among the residents of Gollarhatti over whether Narayanswamy should be allowed in or not. Despite the humiliation, Narayanaswamy refused to file a police complaint, saying it was more important to educate people than arrest them.

Narayanaswamy, who is known for maintaining a low profile, was born on Ma...