<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar in Rajya Sabha: PM says cricket's loss could be parliament's gain" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130424153106.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar in Rajya Sabha: PM says cricket's loss could be parliament's gain" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar attended the first day of the monsoon session of the parliament © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Aug 6, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> resumed his role as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the <a href="/tags/Rajya-Sabha/post" target="_blank">Rajya Sabha</a> as he attended the first day of the monsoon session on Monday. The star batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sachin-Tendulkar-in-spotlight-at-Rajya-Sabha-meeting/29655" target="_blank">was in the spotlight as the parliament</a> started its proceedings. In fact, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that cricket’s loss is the parliament’s gain.<br /> <br /> <em>Hindustan Times </em>reported that when Tendulkar met the Prime Minister, <a href="/tags/Rajiv-Shukla/post" target="_blank">Rajiv Shukla</a>, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs said that the legendary batsman had quit One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and is only representing India in Test cricket — which would allow him to attend parliament more often. Dr Singh reacted by saying, ""the loss of cricket would be a gain for the parliament." <br /> <br /> In 2012, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sachin-Tendulkar-becomes-fourth-cricketer-to-join-Parliament/15305" target="_blank">Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha</a>. Rekha and Anu Aga were the others who were nominated with Tendulkar.