Rajya Sabha adjourned, Sachin not allowed to make maiden speech

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 21, 2017, 09.18 AM (IST)

In a first, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was expected to lead a debate in Rajya Sabha today on "Right to Play and the future of sports in India".

Sachin's debate could not be initiated as the Rajya Sabha session was adjourned until 11 am tomorrow after sloganeering began by the opposition. 

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Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha in the year 2012. He started off as an independent candidate with Congress' support. 

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The opposition created an uproar over PM Modi's remarks on Manmohan Singh made during Gujarat election campaign. 

There was an outcry at the parliament on Wednesday as well over PM Modi's remark.

Reportedly, PM Modi had made a statement previously stating that Manmohan Singh had allegedly colluded with Pakistan to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat. 

"There were media reports yesterday about a meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar's house. It was attended by Pakistan's high commissioner, Pakistan's former foreign minister, India's former vice president and former prime minister Manmohan Singh," PM Modi spoke at an election rally at Palanpur earlier this month.

Congress has strongly condemned PM Modi's remark, demanding his apology for the same.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri trashed Modi's allegations, calling them "baseless".