Posted by: ramrajya | April 28, 2012

Parliamentarian principles will not be served by nominating sportsperson and actress to Rajya Sabha.

Parliamentarian principles will not be served by nominating sportsperson and actress to Rajya Sabha.

விளையாட்டு வீரர்களுக்கும்,நடிகர்களுக்கும் அரசின் உயர்ந்த பட்டங்களை அளித்தாலே போதும்.

Out of 250 Rajya Sabha members, 12 are nominated by the president for “special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service”, according to the constitution. Sachin Tendulkar made history in March 2012 when he became the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries, in a match against Bangladesh. On Thursday, the government nominated Sachin for the post of Rajya sabha Member.

Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha is among others recommended for the Rajya Sabha member. 57-year-old Rekha, who debuted in the 1970s and ruled the Indian screen in the 1980s, has won several national awards in her acting career.

Nominating Sachin Tendulkar and Actress Rekha to the Rajya Sabha may be a populist move, but it makes little sense. There is no doubt about Sachin’s greatness as a cricketer and Rekha’s acting talent. A nomination to Rajya Sabha, however, should not be treated as a means of honouring eminent people but as a way to enrich parliamentary debate by having people with expertise in different fields. Nominating an active sportsperson and actress defeats that purpose. The Indian team spent 292 days on the road last season and Sachin himself was on the road for 216 days. His new role will force Sachin to choose between his duty to the team and his job as a parliamentarian. Like that actress Rekha has to participate in the discussion of the parliament affairs. They cannot not be compelled to make attendance in all the days in Rajya Sabha. .

It is enough to honour the Actors and sportsmen by awarding Padma Bhushan and Padma Sri Titles and also honouring them with highest Government posts.

Anyhow we appreciate the Indian Government for nominating Cricketer Sachin and Actor Rekha to Rajya Sabha.


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