Sachin Tendulkar did nothing as a Rajya Sabha Member and wasted a seat in the upper house

Started on 2018-05-16 12:47:41 by FactHunt Admin

OP's Perspective

Sachin Tendulkar as a Rajya Sabha MP has faced heavy criticism mainly because of low attendence in the house. Tendulkar had attended just 29 of the nearly 400 Parliament sessions during his six years as a legislator. He asked just 22 questions and introduced no bills at all. It is termed as a monumental waste of a Rajya Sabha seat by Vandana of dailyO.

Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to the upper House of Parliament under Article 80 of the Constitution, which stipulates that 12 members be nominated by the President of India from among people who have special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service. Tendulkar was nominated in the field of "art" by the Congress-led UPA government.

At a time when news of government apathy towards sportspersons is a routine affair and state after state has been found lacking in creating good sports facilities, a "distinguished sportsperson" in Rajya Sabha was expected to raise these issues. But Tendulkar missed out on the opportunity to make a difference at least in this one area argues Vandana.

In the discussion right will be in favour of Sachin's work as an MP and left against his work.