Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today said that if former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has asked for some leave in the Parliament he deserves that and added that the matter should not be politicized. "It is fine if Sachin is not able to come to the Rajya Sabha. There are politicians to do the work of the Parliament, if he has asked for leave he deserves that. This matter should not be politicized," said Raut.
Sachin Tendulkar is a nominated member of the Upper House. Other members have recently raised an objection about his absence from the House. He cited a medical emergency as the reason for his absence from Parliament, but found the time to attend a felicitation ceremony for Commonwealth Games winners at Vigyan Bhavan, besides other commercial commitments around the country.
Tendulkar had been criticized by his fellow MPs after it emerged that the Bharat Ratna awardee is yet to attend a single session in Parliament this year.