Although, Sachin Tendulkar attended the proceedings, he didn't ask any question © IANS (File Photo)
Although, Sachin Tendulkar attended the proceedings, he didn’t ask any question © IANS (File Photo)

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday attended the Rajya Sabha. Although, Tendulkar attended the proceedings, he didn’t ask any question. Boxer Mary Kom too was also present in the Upper House. This development comes two days after Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal had questioned absence of nominated members from the Rajya Sabha. Agarwal had on Tuesday asked Tendulkar and actress Rekha to resign from the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Upper House of Parliament, he had said: “They should resign if they are not interested in Parliament. They are hardly present in Parliament.” Tendulkar sanctions INR 25 lakh to set up X-ray unit at Ernakulam Government General Hospital

However, this was not the first time that Agarwal has raised the issue. In March, Agarwal had said, “We have been yearning to see the presence of nominated members. They never come to the house. The entire session is over, but we haven’t seen them, be it Tendulkar or film actress Rekha or others. Tendulkar and Rekha were the worst performers in attendance in the Rajya Sabha among the 12 nominated members. Meanwhile, Tendulkar has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh from the MPLAD scheme for setting up a digital X-ray unit at Ernakulam Government General Hospital. rnakulam MLA Hybi Eden said he had made a request to Tendulkar for funds to help set up the digital X-ray machine and dialysis units at the hospital for providing better services to the poor, reports PTI. Sachin Tendulkar felicitates Babasaheb Purandare

“The sanctioned work should be approved and completed if they are compliant under the guidelines of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme,” Tendulkar said in his letter sent to the Collector.