Sachin Tendulkar has necessarily refused to accept the government bungalow offered to him in the national capital after he was oath in as a Rajya Sabha MP. Reports suggest the new parliamentarian has taken this decision because he does not want to burden the government and because he won’t be able to spend much time in Delhi given his packed cricket schedule.
Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly been offered a colonial-era bungalow in Delhi which has five-bedrooms and large lawns.
Sachin has also been offered 24-hour security and two escort vehicles. The cricketer was sworn in as a member of the Upper House earlier this week.
Sachin, who is worshipped by millions of cricket fans across India, is the first active sportsman to be nominated to the Upper House of Rajya Sabha. His appointment attracted some criticism from the press and opposition lawmakers who described it as a “crass populist” move by a struggling government.
Sachin said, that he would continue to concentrate on cricket. “I am a nominee. I did not go to anyone asking to be a Rajya Sabha member. It’s an honour and I accept that with respect. But I am here because of my cricket. I can’t take my focus away from cricket”.
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