Two days ago, on 20 April 2017, a despicable act was witnessed on the streets of #NewDelhi. When I saw the visuals of the assault on an #IndianAirForce personnel by some hooligans I too was angered like all of you who saw this video and I was determined to hunt down the offenders.
It has been two days since I posted the video on twitter and it is incredible to see how the citizenry, MP's and... View details ⇨
Today’s NGT order on Bellandur lake is a slap on Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) & Urban Development Department (UDD) who despite having been exposed multiple times, continue to be a front for builders and not in the interest of the city and voices of the people. The pathetic sight of seeing senior IAS officer and the Joint Commissioner... View details ⇨
As someone who has spent all my professional life in Technology - first in Silicon Valley and then as an Entrepreneur building India’s cellular sector, I have firsthand experience of the power of Technology in transforming our world and the lives of people. And so it is that Ever since I entered politics in 2006, I have been a strong and loud advocate of governments using more and more... View details ⇨
"Unverified Aadhaar Database is a Risk to National Security".
I initiated a long overdue discussion in #Parliament on April 10, 2016 & raised the following issues:
1. Aadhaar with its 100 crore entries created before the Aadhaar Act remains a poorly verified database – dangerous to use as an ID platform without a comprehensive re-verification and audit because even Pakistani spies and... View details ⇨
Today is Kempe Gowda Day – the birth anniversary of the founder of Namma Bengaluru.
Our proud city needs to be saved and protected from the many vested Interests that have and continue to exploit while the city declines! Our Government, Elected Representatives, Media and Residents groups must be inspired by Kempe Gowda's vision and come together to work on saving our city. The fitting tribute... View details ⇨
Mestripalya Lake - in Bengaluru is an example of how citizens and I as their MP - working together could defeat crooked bureaucrats, politicians and land-sharks in their efforts to encroach this lake.
The road to reclaiming the lake was long but we persevered. It started in 2005, where I supported residents in filing a petition in the High Court against the BDA's move to form a layout. In... View details ⇨
#ServingOurNation - Being a guardian MP for Veterans and those serving our Nation in the Armed forces - in the past 11 years I have had the honour of championing the causes of One Rank One Pension since I first stepped into Parliament in 2006, the privilege of bringing to reality Independent India's first National Military Memorial in my city Bengaluru, taking the fight for Voting Rights for... View details ⇨