Sachin Tendulkar likely to be nominated for Rajya Sabha: Reports

Sachin, and his wife Anjali, paid a courtesy visit to Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath Residence in New Delhi on Thursday AFP

By CricketCountry Staff


Delhi: 26 Apr, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly been recommended for Rajya Sabha.

It is being said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written a letter to the President on this matter. The letter is expected to be forwarded by the Home Ministry. Sources have told the media that apart from Sachin, there are two more names in the letter.

Usually, a consent is sought before a person’s name is recommended for nomination to the Upper House.

Reports however suggest that, Sachin is actively involved in playing cricket and may not accept the offer. They point out that he has been a most apolitical person and not even been associated with a political cause.

Sachin, and his wife Anjali, today paid a courtesy visit to Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath Residence in New Delhi. Mrs Gandhi wanted to meet the batting great and personally congratulate him on achieving the historic feat of scoring 100 international centuries recently.

Senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla was also present at Sonia Gandhi’s residence. Mr Shukla said he had no knowledge of Sachin’s reported Rajya Sabha niomination.

Tendulkar and his wife spent close to half an hour with Sonia.

The Congress President is learnt to have talked in general about cricket and wished the player for his hundred international centuries. The master-blaster who turned 39 on Tuesday, is in Delhi to play an IPL match for the Mumbai Indians against the Delhi Daredevils on Friday.