C. N. Ashwath Narayan

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C. N. Ashwathnarayan
8th Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
Assumed office
26 August 2019
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
GovernorVajubhai Vala
Preceded byG. Parameshwara
Minister of Higher Education,
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
26 August 2019
Preceded byGT Devegowda
Minister of Science and Technology,
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
26 August 2019
Preceded byG. Parameshwara
Minister of IT & BT,
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
26 August 2019
Preceded byPriyank M. Kharge
Minister of Skill development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood,
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
10 February 2020
Preceded byH. Nagesh
Minister of Medical Education
Government of Karnataka
In office
27 September 2019 – 6 February 2020
Preceded byE. Tukaram
Succeeded byK. Sudhakar
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Personal details
Chikkakalya Narayanappa Ashwathnarayan

(1968-02-02) 2 February 1968 (age 52)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Shruthi H S (m. 2000)
ResidenceMalleshwaram, Bangalore
Alma materKasturba Medical College, Manipal (M.B.B.S)

C. N. Ashwathnarayan is an Indian politician and the 8th Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. He is also the Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Science and Technology and Skill development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood in the Government of Karnataka. He is a Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing BJP from Malleshwaram constituency,[1][2] Bangalore, Karnataka.[3]

The positions he held include Convener of Doctors Cell - Bharatiya Janata Party and Founder President of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.[4] He was also the Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Bangalore District, Senate Member of Bangalore University, Syndicate and Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Employees Association, Bangalore, and the Chairman of Committee for drafting statutes for A&B, C&D cadre of employees of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.[4]
Ashwathnarayan has enabled introduction of Health Insurance Schemes, Pension Scheme for Widows, Handicaps and Senior Citizens, Day Care Centre for Senior Citizens, Seva Kendra's in each ward. Also Hasiru Santhe, Zero Garbage, Waste Recycle, Modernizing Old Establishments, Development of Parks, Gymnasiums and Aerobics Centers.

On 20 August 2019 he was inducted as the Cabinet Minister in Bharatiya Janata Party Government led by Chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa[5]

Personal life[edit]

Ashwathnarayan is the youngest son of T.K. Narayanappa and V.L. Padmamma and was born on 2 February 1969. He is married to Shruthi, with whom he has a son and a daughter.

Medical career[edit]

Ashwathnarayan completed his MBBS degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. After completing his schooling in Bangalore and Shivamogga, he went to Kasturba Medical College, Manipal to complete his medical degree, where he became the president of student's union and upon completing the course he became the president of Junior Doctor's association. After working his way through college as a leader of student's union and then as president of junior doctors association, he was elected as Senate and Syndicate member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Bangalore University.

He started Padmashree Charitable Trust and Shushrutha Group of Institution, which are running a group of educational Institutions, which offer various courses in Paramedic, Management, Science and technology and Ayurvedic Medical Science.

Political career[edit]

C. N. Ashwathnarayan entered mainstream politics in 2004 by joining the BJP and contested from Malleshwaram (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and lost the election against a sitting MLA M.R. Seetharam.
In the year 2008, he again contested from the same constituency. He won the election to the state legislature with a huge margin against two times MLA, M.R. Seetharam.[6]
He was elevated to the level of Vice President of BJP, Bangalore District. The BJP candidate from Bangalore North constituency won by a large margin in the April 2009 general elections, and BJP candidates won in 6 of 7 wards in 2010 Municipal corporation elections.

Some of his initiatives in his political career as a people representative are:

The 'Dhobi Ghat' in Malleswhwaram has the privilege of being the first modernized dhobi ghat not only within the city but also in the state. This initiative by Ashwathnarayan supports the livelihood of 400 families and has now become a 'National Model'.[7]

The Anganwadi centers at Govt Schools in Malleshwaram are  developed on 'Montessori' model provide the best learning experience for kids, way better than the private preschool centers.

A citizen-centric Complaint Redressal platform (Portal & APP) called 'Malleshwaram Sahaaya[8]' built for citizens to report their grievances and bring about coordination and transparency among various govt agencies.

Positions and representations[edit]

Other positions held


  1. ^ "News The Hindu 17 October 2012". Thehindu.com. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  2. ^ "News Deccan Herald 26 May 2012". Deccanherald.com. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Website Hindustan Pages". Hindustanpages.com. 6 June 2012. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Website Bharathiya Janatha Party". Bjpkarnataka.org. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  5. ^ "C N Ashwath Narayan take oath as Karnataka Cabinet Minister". India Today. 20 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Ashwath Narayan has won the election by about 8,000 votes in 2008". New Indian Express. 6 May 2018.
  7. ^ "The dhobi ghat initiative by dr. ashwathnarayan". News 18. 7 January 2012.
  8. ^ "malleshwaram sahaaya initiative taken by dr. Ashwathnarayan". Citizen Matters. 20 April 2018.

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