Rekha-Sachin honored with RS nomination
Bollywood diva Rekha and Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar are two of the four lucky celebrities to be bestowed with an opportunity to be picked as members of the Rajya Sabha. They have been nominated in the coveted category.
This special provision empowers the President to nominate 12 members to the Upper House. This is under article 80 which allows the nomination of persons having special knowledge or practical experience in matters such as literature, science, art and social service.
Rekha as well as Sachin being the legends of their respective fields truly deserve the nomination as well as the honor. Before Rekha, another icon from the film fraternity, Javed Akhtar has been bestowed with the same honor. However the names of the other two nominees have not been announced yet.