Bollywood diva Rekha is scheduled to be sworn in as Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, Member on 15th May 2012, Tuesday. Its reported that Sachin Tendulkar will take oath on 16th May 2012, Wednesday.
Tendulkar and Rekha were nominated to the Upper House on April 27. President Pratibha Patil approved the names of actor Rekha and cricket icon Tendulkar for nominated seats in the Rajya Sabha. Both Rekha and Tendulkar accepted their nominations.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition that challenged Tendulkar’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of India on Monday dismissed a petition that challenged Tendulkar’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Deepak Verma dismissed as withdrawn the petition made by a Ram Gopal Singh Sisodia.
Sisodia argued that the nomination of the Indian batting maestro to the Rajya Sabha was against the provisions as stated in the Indian constitution. He argued that Article 80(3) of the Constitution called for the nomination of important people from various sectors like science, literature, social services and art but it did not have the provision for nominating a person to the Upper House of the Indian Parliament from the category of sports.