Video of CPI leader and MP Gurudas Dasgupta demanding nomination of Sourav Ganguly for the Rajya Sabha.

 

With the news that Sachin Tendulkar is being nominated for Rajya Sabha seat, many people started asking – why Sourav Ganguly was not given the same offer when Ganguly was in his best form as a cricketer. CPI leader and MP Gurudas Dasgupta was one among the people who raised voice for Bengal Tiger.

 

“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.