New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar, despite his God-likestatus in India, thanks to his exploits in cricketing fields, is yet to markhis attendance in Parliament this year. The 41-year-old was nominated as amember of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament) in 2012, but the legendcould make only three appearances last year.
When asked about his indifferent performance in Parliament by a Zee Mediacorrespondent, the former Indian captain chose not to answer and walked-away.
Besides the batting maestro, the attendance of yesteryear's screen siren Rekhaalso came to light. The 59-year-old actress has so far attended theparliamentary sitting only seven times.
Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga were nominated to the250-member Rajya Sabha in 2012. Their nomination was approved by by the thenPresident Pratibha Patil under Article 80 of the Indian Constitution.
As a notable tradition, famous personalities from varied backgrounds arenominated into the Indian parliament for their contributions to the society.But their attendance often becomes a national issue as many don't consider itimportant enough to make their presence in the floor of Parliament.