Saturday, April 28, 2012


Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who has brought many a laurel to the country through his exploits in the game has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament. He will fill one of 12 seats in the Rajya Sabha that are reserved for those persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service. Also he is the first sportsman to be nominated in this category, which has no election process. Along with Sachin, Rekha who is  known for her brilliant and emotional portrayals in Hindi cinema in the 80s, will become members of Parliament under a provision of the constitution. The musician Ravi Shankar, the singer Lata Mangeshkar and the artist MF Husain are the people were in the list to serve a six-year term MP post.

The nomination for Sachin came from the ruling Congress party, which is currently fighting political battles on various fronts. Party leaders feel that Sachin’s entry into the party will help improve its standing, especially after the series of debacles it has encountered in the recent past. But media and sources said that this is a move from Congress to divert the people’s attention from the criticism and attacks encountered. Media analyst and commentators felt if the nomination is an honor, it is fine but if it is an attempt at improving governance in India, then he doesn't have the experience. Please feel free to comment on this…