The master-blaster, who missed to attend the ongoing budget session 2013, seems to be busy in India-Australia cricket series. Hence, Rajya Sabha granted him leave from Feb 21 to March 7.
When Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Friday, March 15 sought permission from the House to grant the cricketer leave, Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal said, "both of them hardly come to the House. Why not give both of them permanent leave."
Bollywood veteran actress Rekha too faced the criticism of the MPs. The actress also became another victim of Naresh Agrawal's joke which evoked peals of laughter in the House on Friday.
Both Tendulkar and Rekha, since their nomination to the Rajya Sabha, have not attended the House regularly. The duo have not attended the Parliament session for a single day.
Tendulkar and Rekha were nominated as Rajya Sabha members on Apr 26. The 39-year-old cricketer had taken oath on Jun 4 in Chairman Hamid Ansari's chamber when Parliament was not in session.