In pics: Tendulkar takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

India | | June 4, 2012, 12:37 pm
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Sachin takes oath as MP.

Sachin takes oath as MP.

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After taking oath, Tendulkar said it was a great honour for him to be nominated as a Rajya Sabha member by the President.

After taking oath, Tendulkar said it was a great honour for him to be nominated as a Rajya Sabha member by the President.

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Sachin is the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha under the Prominent Citizens Quota.

Sachin is the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha under the Prominent Citizens Quota.

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There was a big question whether Sachin will accept this honour or not.

There was a big question whether Sachin will accept this honour or not.

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Many celebrities believe Sachin will do a great job as Rajya Sabha MP.

Many celebrities believe Sachin will do a great job as Rajya Sabha MP.

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The nomination of Sachin had sparked a political slugfest with the opposition parties questioning the timing of the move by the government.

The nomination of Sachin had sparked a political slugfest with the opposition parties questioning the timing of the move by the government.

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Sachin had to wait to take his oath until the end of IPL season 5.

Sachin had to wait to take his oath until the end of IPL season 5.

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Sachin took oath in the chamber of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

Sachin took oath in the chamber of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

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Sachin with his wife Anjali.

Sachin with his wife Anjali.

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Tendulkar took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha in the presence of Chairman Hamid Ansari and Union Ministers Rajiv Shukla, Harish Rawat and V Narayanasamy.

Tendulkar took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha in the presence of Chairman Hamid Ansari and Union Ministers Rajiv Shukla, Harish Rawat and V Narayanasamy.

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Tendulkar, along with film actor Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga was nominated as members of the Rajya Sabha by President Pratibha Patil on April 26.

Tendulkar, along with film actor Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga was nominated as members of the Rajya Sabha by President Pratibha Patil on April 26.

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There was much excitement in the corridors of Parliament as a large number of officials gathered outside Ansari's chamber where Tendulkar took oath.

There was much excitement in the corridors of Parliament as a large number of officials gathered outside Ansari's chamber where Tendulkar took oath.

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A number of Parliament staffers took out their mobile phones to capture a glimpse of the cricketer.

A number of Parliament staffers took out their mobile phones to capture a glimpse of the cricketer.

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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha making it clear that his focus would be cricket.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha making it clear that his focus would be cricket.

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He hinted at concentrating on Parliament work after he stops playing the game.

He hinted at concentrating on Parliament work after he stops playing the game.

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However, he hastened to add that he does not want rumours to swirl that he has stopped playing cricket for Parliament.

However, he hastened to add that he does not want rumours to swirl that he has stopped playing cricket for Parliament.