Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha Come Under Fire for Absence in Rajya Sabha

Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to the Upper House of the Indian Parliament in April 2012 but the former India cricketer, who retired last year, has attended only three sessions.

updated: August 08, 2014 16:02 IST
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Tendulkar's repeated absence from Parliament has irked other MPs.

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and former Bollywood star Rekha today came under attack in Rajya Sabha for attending the House for only three and seven days, respectively, since their nomination two years back. (Tendulkar Yet to Attend Parliament This Year)

P Rajeeve of CPI-M raised the issue of long-duration absence of celebrities as he wanted to know whether they have sought permission for it.

Responding to this, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said Rajeeve and some other members had raised the issue earlier but there was no violation.

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