The Congress led UPA Government had nominated sports icon Sachin Tendulkar for the President quota Rajya Sabha members. Sachin had reportedly accepted the offer and thanked Sonia Gandhi and PM Man Mohan Singh meeting them personally. Sachin had reportedly accepted the offer and President had approved his nomination. Tendulkar will now 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.”
However, this development did not go well with fans who are worried that corrupt Congress might use him for political mileage.