Sachin was auctioned in IPL, he can't be our pride: Uma Bharti

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New Delhi, Feb 7: Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Friday attacked former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, saying a cricketer who got auctioned in an event like Indian Premier League, can't be a pride of India. She said it was a mistake to give Tendulkar the Bharat Ratna award.

Tendulkar was recently conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the first sportsperson to have won the highest civilian award of the nation. Noted scientist from south Prof CNR Rao was also given the award along with Tendulkar.

Uma Bharati said it was a mistake to give Sachin the Bharat Ratna

Another politician KC Tyagi, a member of the JD(U) also took a jibe at Tendulkar, saying he should not endorse any brand after winning the Bharat Ratna award.

Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha member of the Congress, is also the youngest recipient of the award.

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