Sachin Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination dirty politics of Congress: Bal Thackeray

Congress must have an ulterior motive in nominating Sachin Tendulkar, the Shiv Sena supremo said PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Apr 29, 2012

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Sunday said the nomination of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha was the “dirtiest play” of Congress.

“It is Congress’s dirtiest play…the real Dirty Picture is this”, Thackeray was quoted by NDTV.

When asked about how would he draw Sachin’s cartoon, Thackeray, who ran a cartoon magazine before founding Shiv Sena, said that in some cases “a mere photograph is enough” and there is no need to draw a cartoon.

In the editorial in Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana, Thackeray asserted that Congress must be having an ulterior motive in nominating Sachin to the upper house of the Parliament.

“Crores of Sachin’s fans would have liked to call him ‘Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar’. Alas, he would now only be Sachin Tendulkar, MP”, the editorial said.