Finally, Sachin Tendulkar to initiate debate in Rajya Sabha today

In 2014, Sachin was slammed for attending only three sessions in 2013 and none in 2014. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 21, 2017, 04.34 AM (IST)

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be initiating a debate in Upper House of Parliament today on "Right to Play and the future of sports in India".

Sachin will be initiating a debate in Rajya Sabha for the first time in over five years. 

Tendulkar, who was nominated to Rajya Sabha as an independent candidate with Congress support in 2012, has often faced flak from various parties for his prolonged absence from the Upper House of Parliament.

In March, Naresh Chandra Agrawal, Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha member had said Tendulkar should resign due to his continued poor attendance, other members in the Rajya Sabha have raised the issue earlier.

In 2014, Sachin was slammed for attending only three sessions in 2013 and none in 2014.

As per Article 104 of the Constitution, if a member is absent from either House of Parliament for a period of 60 days then the seat is considered "vacant".

However, this time the cricket icon will be starting a debate which is close to his hear - sports.