Opposition MP from 2006- 2012:
2G – For the first time in 2007, the issue of the 2G scam was raised in Parliament. Even at great personal risk, he was the only one to push back against heavy lobbying and pressure from telcos including big names on the spectrum auction issue. He was single-handedly responsible for ensuring the 3G auction went through despite a concerted campaign in the media and Parliament. The resulting 3G auction served to highlight the value of the free 2G spectrum being given away and the country today earns lakhs of crores from these auctions that would have otherwise accrued to these telecom companies. Fighting the 2G scam was done at great personal risk and cost as an independent parliamentarian.
PIL for Section 66A – He was the first to take it up in Parliament and oppose the misuse of the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act by the UPA. Raised it repeatedly in Parliament and made the media aware of it. He was an active petitioner in the Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court which struck down Section 66A. was nominated for the Index Freedom of Expression Award for the year.
Petitioner for Right to Privacy – Leadership on the issue of privacy in the year 2010, started with his Private Member’s Bill – Right to Privacy Bill, 2010 and he continuously fought for the right to privacy despite a lot of opposition in the media and He was the petitioner and supporter of the PIL in which the Right to Privacy judgment was considered historic.
Free and Open Internet, Net Neutrality
On two important issues, the UPA governments opposed the move to restrict and change the nature of the Internet. On net neutrality, opposed the UPA government’s attempts to allow telcos to control and regulate access to the internet and ensured that TRAI and the government through a massive public campaign in Parliament and outside Parliament The induced step is reversed.
It also single-handedly created awareness about and stalled the Manmohan Singh government’s efforts to support China’s effort to transfer global Internet regulation to the United Nations bureaucratic organization UN-CIRP. The Narendra Modi government eventually had to reverse this situation and allow the Internet to continue to be a free and open global network without government control.
Since 2009, the UPA has been the only voice in and outside Parliament to oppose the Aadhaar architecture and design – including its lack of legislative support, lack of privacy protection, lack of integration with the National Population Register, and its very insecurely lax verification process. All of these were finally resolved only after PM Narendra Modi became the PM.
He was the first to raise the issue of Public Sector Bank NPA – NPA issue in 2010 and crony lending by PSBs to preferred UPA corporates till 2014 through PSB lending. In particular, reforms in the banking sector, expansion of the financial sector, and the role of the RBI have been extensively written and spoken about.
OROP – Since 2006, single-handedly pursued the OROP issue inside and outside Parliament, including taking forward the report of the Committee on Parliamentary Petitions which found in favor of OROP.
Voting rights for the Indian Armed Forces – After repeated attempts by the Election Commission and then the government, approached the Supreme Court through a PIL and ensured that it was granted to the Armed Forces and their families the right to vote. He also stressed on the Election Commission to ensure that remote units can vote. The voting percentage of the armed forces has increased in the assembly elections in Uttarakhand and UP.
National War Memorial – Since 2007 as a Member of Parliament has been urging the government to set up a National War Memorial and this dream came true when Narendra Modi became the PM. As the then Congress government was blocking it, a National War Memorial was also started in Bengaluru.
Kargil Vijay Diwas – took up the issue of Kargil Vijay Diwas in 2009 and ensured that the government agreed to celebrate it formally.
Support of the Bravehearts and their families – CQMH repaired and rebuilt the memorial of Abdul Hameed when the then government failed to intervene and protect the memorial of PVC Bravehearts. Through the Flags of Honor Foundation, countless veteran and braveheart families across the country have been helped.
Awarded by the GOC-in Commendation of the Army, Western Command for the work done by him for the Armed Forces and Ex-Servicemen.
Karnataka Floods: In 2009, Aasaare, an unprecedented public-private initiative in association with the Government of Karnataka – was conceived and implemented to help rebuild thousands of homes and villages destroyed in the floods and provide relief to flood-affected families. Successfully roped in over 50 corporates committed to building 80,000 houses. He personally adopted three villages and built several hundred houses.
Plan Bengaluru – in 2009-2010 who worked on a vision for Bengaluru and a long-term integrated plan for the city’s development. As the convenor of the Agenda for Bengaluru Infrastructure and Development (ABIDE) task force, he prepared Plan Bengaluru 2020 – a vision document and a blueprint for the city’s development to make Bengaluru a world-class metropolis. This is the first and only scheme of its kind for Bengaluru or any other city in the country. Through his NGO NBF, he has taken several initiatives for Bengaluru, including reclaiming encroached lakes and land from builders, protecting residential neighborhoods, the environment, fighting city corruption, and promoting good civic organizations and public servants. Rewarding etc. are included.