Sachin Tendulkar attends Monsoon session of Parliament

Aug 05, 2013, 17:59 IST | Agencies

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha today on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament

Cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar stole the limelight on the first day of parliament's monsoon session, as he arrived here to attend the Rajya Sabha.

Wearing a blue striped shirt and black trousers, Tendulkar walked in with Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla well before the house was called to order.

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Member of Parliament Sachin Tendulkar arrives at Parliament in New Delhi on Monday for the monsoon session. Pic/AFP 

Tendulkar, who was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member in April last year along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga, shook hands with some MPs before taking his seat.

Tendulkar, who was nominated to the upper house in April last year, attended the upper house for the second time on Monday. He has so far only one attendance marked -- that, too, in the monsoon session of 2012.

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Sachin Tendulkar stole the limelight on the first day of parliament's monsoon session. Pic/ AFP

In the house, the cricketer was seen walking up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shaking hands with him.

He was soon engrossed in animated discussion with noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, sitting next to him.

Tendulkar thumped the desk when Chairman Hamid Ansari congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Champions Trophy.

When the House was adjourned for 10 minutes following disruptions, some MPs walked up to him to shake hands.

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Anjali Tendulkar arrives to watch her husband in action in the Rajya Sabha. Pic/AFP

The ace batsman's wife Anjali was sitting in the visitors' gallery.

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