Sachin and Rekha

Dyaneshwar Gawade

Member of Parliament (MP) and Cricket legend Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has not attended a single Session of Rajya Sabha (RS) this year. Another high-profile MP and film star Rekha has also not attended a single session of Parliament his year.

According to media reports, Tendulkar has only 3 per cent attendance last year, having attended Parliament only three times.

However, Tendulkar promised to senior congress leader Rajeev Shukla he will attend RS more regularly.

Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 2012.

Criticizing on absence of theses MPs the other MPs said, “This is insult to Indian Parliament and such people should not be nominated to this House.”

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla questioned the point behind Tendulkar’s nomination to the Upper House saying if he was not going to attend it. Shukla said that he has spoken to Tendulkar last week and he had promised he will attend more regularly.

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