Sachin Tendulkar sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP

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New Delhi, Jun 4: Master blaster and 'God of Indian cricket' Sachin Tendulkar has taken oath as a Rajya Sabha member. The newly inducted MP took oath in the chamber of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari. He was accompanied by his wife Anjali and Rajya Sabha MP and IPL chief Rajiv Shukla. The occasion marked the first instance a playing cricketer has taken oath as Rajya Sabha MP.

After signing on the oath, he was presented with a golden shawl and commenting after the same, he said that he will work towards uplifting cricket as well as other sports. Speaking to reporters after the swearing-in, Sachin said, "In the last 22 years, cricket has given so many things to me in life. I wanted to give back to cricket in the latter half of my life."

Sachin was nominated to the Upper House along with film actress Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga in Apr. Rekha had already taken oath, but there was a delay in Sachin doing the same since he was playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 5.

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