BJP MP Narayanaswamy (in pink shirt) during the event on Monday. Photo/ANI
BJP MP Narayanaswamy (in pink shirt) during the event on Monday. Photo/ANI

BJP MP Narayanaswamy denied entry to temple over caste welcomed with garlands

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2019 20:54 IST

Chitradurga (Karnataka) [India], Sept 24 (ANI): A week after he was denied entry into a village temple in Tumakuru because he is a Dalit, BJP MP Narayanaswamy on Monday was welcomed by villagers with garlands.
Narayanaswamy was also felicitated at a programme here which was also attended by priests and community leaders.
On September 16, the BJP MP was denied entry since he is a Dalit, according to eyewitnesses.
"We have traditions. There is a history of incidents. So people said he should not be allowed," a local resident Nagaraj had said.
Narayanaswamy, who represents Chitradurga Lok Sabha constituency, had gone to see the problems of the village for development works. He went there with a plan for road construction work and to set up a clean drinking water plant. (ANI)

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