Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar stood up to make a speech in Parliament; did he??
Cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was to have made his debut speech in Parliament on Thursday.
But the 2G scam verdict and the Prime Minister’s reference to secret meeting between Congress leaders and Pakistani officials prior to Gujarat polls kept the Parliament on a boil.
Sachin kept standing waiting for the ruckus to settle down but it kept going.
As Sachin kept waiting, Congress MPs shouted what sounded like ‘pradhan mantri sabha mein aao (PM come in Rajya Sabha)’, not allowing the master blaster to deliver his speech, which was to be the topic of the ‘right to play and the future of sports in India’.
A frustrated chairman of the house Venkaiah Naidu tried several times to quieten the opposition MPs, telling them their protests were not going the record.
Naidu had to finally intervene and stop live telecast of Rajya Sabha before adjourning the Upper House for the day. >