Dalit BJP MP denied entry into a village near Bangalore
Witnessing some heinous practices being believed by some citizens in this country, BJP MP A Narayanaswamy on Monday was reportedly denied entry into Gollarahatti village in Karnataka as he belongs to a community classified as Scheduled Caste.
"We have traditions, there is a history of incidents, so people said he shouldn't be allowed," a villager said. The BJP's Chitradurga MP claims he had gone there to discuss the issues faced by the villagers.
The incident occurred on Monday at a Gollarahatti, a village dominated by the backward Yadava community. The BJP’s Chitradurga lawmaker A Narayanaswamy was on a visit to the village to discuss drinking water problems.
“I could have forcibly entered the village but chose not to do so because I didn’t want to make the situation worse,” Narayanswamy said. “I think the incident highlights how much more work is required to be done in terms of educating the people about the Constitution and about human equality,” he said.