Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly refused to accept the government bungalow offered to him in the national capital after he was sworn in as a Rajya Sabha MP. Reports suggest the new parliamentarian has taken this decision because he does not want to burden the government and because he won't be able to spend much time in Delhi given his packed cricket schedule.
Sachin has reportedly been offered a colonial-era bungalow in Delhi which has five-bedrooms and large lawns. He has also been offered 24-hour security and two escort vehicles. The cricketer was sworn in as a member of the Upper House earlier this week. (Read)
"He has been offered a bungalow allotted mostly to ministers and senior MPs," an unnamed official told the Times of India on Friday, adding that the house would be renovated before the next parliamentary session begins in about a month.