Delhi High Court dismisses plea challenging Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha

Updated: 19 December 2012 11:31 IST

A division bench of chief justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the PIL filed by Ram Gopal Singh Sisodia, a former Delhi MLA, challenging Tendulkar's nomination alleging that he does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed under Article 80 of the Constitution for being nominated to the Rajya Sabha

Delhi High Court dismisses plea challenging Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging the nomination of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.

A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the petition, filed by Ram Gopal Singh Sisodia, a former Delhi legislator, claiming that Tendulkar did not possess "special knowledge and practical experience," a criterion prescribed under Article 80 of the constitution for such nomination.

The central government, however, had informed the court that the nomination of the cricketer to the Rajya Sabha was according to a constitutional provision.

The affidavit filed by the government said: "The 'special knowledge and practical experience' required for the purpose is not confined to the said four categories (literature, science, arts and social service) only, but would also include categories like sports, education, law, history, academics attainments, economics, journalism, parliamentary practice and procedure, public administration, agriculture, sports (wrestling) or other similar fields of human endeavour".

Tendulkar was nominated by the government to the upper house of parliament April 26, alongside actress Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga.

Topics : Cricket Sachin Tendulkar
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