Sachinâ€™s nomination to Rajya Sabha, political parties welcome the move
| Friday, Apr 27 2012 10:59AM IST
New Delhi: Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is known as the maestro of the cricket, on Thursday, the President Pratibha Patil approved his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, as per the reports. He is the first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.As per the reports, the Centre had recommended his name along with three others and the cricket legend accepted the offer after a meeting with Sonia Gandhi in the capital on Thursday. According to the sources, the government had recommended Sachinâ€™s name along with veteran actor Rekha and business leader Anu Aga to the Rajya Sabha, which was approved by the President.The cricket maestro- Tendulkar, who turned 39 last week, had last month become the first batsman in the history of cricket to complete 100 international centuries. According to the reports, the step to recommend his name, him has been welcomed from across the political regimes.As per the reports, among the political parties are the Congress party as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Showing warmth towards the move, the BJP party has expressed positive hope.On the other hand, the Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury has welcomed this move.As per the reports, the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali visited 10 Janpath to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence.Sonia Gandhi wanted to meet Sachin after his achievement of scoring 100 international centuries; Sonia Gandhi wanted to congratulate the master-blaster for this accomplishment.Rajiv Shukla who is the Senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman was also present at Sonia Gandhi's residence, as per the reports.