Mumbai: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has reached every conceivable milestone in the world of cricket. Now with the World Cup in his kitty, the clamour for Sachin to be awarded the Bharat Ratna is growing.
The Maharashtra Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday, seeking India's highest civilian award for Sachin Tendulkar.
The state assembly unanimously recommended to the Central Government that Sachin be presented the Bharat Ratna.
"The Maharashtra Assembly has unanimously decided that Sachin must be awarded the Bharat Ratna for his accomplishments," said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
The Opposition went a step further and said that Tendulkar's request for extra FSI to construct a gym at his Bandra bungalow, be approved. This despite the fact that Sachin himself, had later withdrawn this demand.
"If needed, the rules should be amended to meet Sachin's demand as soon as possible," said BJP MLA Devendra Fadnavis.
Still others demanded honours for the entire team.
"Having won the WC, Sachin must get the Bharat Ratna and all other members of Team India must be awarded Padma Puraskar," said Maharashtra PWD Minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal.
At the Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday, after a motion to congratulate the Indian team was passed, the whole assembly gave a standing ovation to the Indian team and cheered loudly for India. The men in blue clearly achieved the unachievable, unity amongst the men in white!