A. Narayanaswamy
A. Narayanaswamy in 2022
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
In office
7 July 2021 – 11 June 2024
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterVirendra Kumar Khatik
Preceded byRattan Lal Kataria
Succeeded by
Cabinet Minister
Government of Karnataka
In office
23 September 2010 – 13 May 2013
Minister of Social Welfare23 September 2010 - 13 May 2013
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
23 May 2019 – 4 June 2024
Preceded byB. N. Chandrappa
Succeeded byGovind Karjol
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byY. Ramakrishna
Succeeded byB.Shivanna
Personal details
Born (1957-05-16) 16 May 1957 (age 67)
Anekal, Bangalore district
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseT. Vijaya Kumari
Source: [1]

Abbaiah Narayanaswamy is an Indian politician. He was Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment of India in the Second Modi ministry from 7 July 2021 to 11 June 2024.[1] He is also a member of the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Chitradurga, Karnataka as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. It became a controversy when he was denied entry into village of Pemmanahalli Gollarahatti in Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district in his own constituency as he belongs to Madiga community.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Cabinet Reshuffle: The full list of Modi's new ministers and what they got". The Economic Times. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha Results 2019: BJP sweeps in Karnataka, leaves ruling coalition in tizzy". News Nation. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Villagers block Dalit Chitradurga MP Narayanaswamy's path, cite his caste". The New Indian Express. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Karnataka BJP MP denied entry into village in his own constituency for being Dalit". Anil Gejji. The Times of India. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  5. ^ Rajak, Komal (7 March 2020). "Trajectories of Women's Property Rights in India: A Reading of the Hindu Code Bill". Contemporary Voice of Dalit. 12 (1): 82–88. doi:10.1177/2455328x19898420. ISSN 2455-328X. S2CID 216400748.