BJP criticises Cong for not letting Sachin speak in RS

New Delhi [India] Dec. 21 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday criticised the Congress party for not letting Sachin Tendular speak in Rajya Sabha.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar condemned Congress’ behaviour in the Parliament.

“We strongly condemn how Congress MPs (Members of Parliament) protested in Rajya Sabha and did not allow Sachin Tendulkar ji to speak, despite repeated requests by RS Chairman,” Kumar said.

Cricket legend and nominated member of Rajya Sabha, Sachin Tendulkar was out for a duck in his maiden Rajya Sabha speech on Thursday.

Tendulkar was supposed to lead parliamentary discussion on sports, but stood in the House waiting to speak as Congress party lawmakers created ruckus over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat election campaign.

Known as the ‘God of Cricket’, Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 2012. Often criticised for poor attendance in the Parliament, he had moved a Short Discussion Motion on the future of sports in India but the ruckus disrupted him from speaking on the crucial issue.

Chairman of the House, Venkiah Naidu tried several times to pacify the shouting MPs, before adjourning the House for the day. (ANI)