After Sachin, CPI calls for Ganguly's nomination to Rajya Sabha

Sachin Tendulkar’s nomination to Rajya Sabha has attracted mixed reactions from personalities from Political and Sports field Getty Images

New Delhi: Apr 27, 2012

A day after cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, CPI on Friday demanded that former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly’s name should also be considered for the Upper House.

“I welcome the decision to nominate Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. But at the same time when Sourav is in his top form, his name too should have been considered (for the Rajya Sabha),” CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta told reporter outside Parliament.

He also said that besides film stars, writers, people associated with culture and poets should also be sent to the Upper House.

The communist leader said that since India “is a country of workers” industrialists should not be brought to the Rajya Sabha.

The government yesterday nominated Tendulkar to the Upper House along with actress of yesteryear Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga. (PTI)