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Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha Cast Votes in Vice Presidential Elections

Dressed in an elegant cream saree, Rekha arrived around 11.15 am and after casting her vote, she had a brief chat with Dimple Yadav, Lok Sabha MP and wife of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. Sachin Tendulkar arrived later.

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Updated:August 5, 2017, 5:44 PM IST
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Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha Cast Votes in Vice Presidential Elections
File photo of Sachin Tendulkar in Parliament complex. (Vipin Kumar via Getty Images)
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New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha, who have often been criticised for their low attendance in the Rajya Sabha, on Saturday cast their votes in the vice-presidential poll.

The two nominated MPs of the Upper House were accompanied to the voting room by Congress' Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Shukla.

Dressed in an elegant cream saree, Rekha arrived around 11.15 am and after casting her vote, she had a brief chat with Dimple Yadav, Lok Sabha MP and wife of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. Tendulkar arrived later.

"Not only here, but whenever voting takes place, every citizen should vote," the Little Master told reporters after casting his vote.

Tendulkar, an MP since 2012, has an attendance of 7 percent while Rekha, also a member since 2012, has clocked only 5 percent attendance, according to research body PRS Legislative.

In the past, Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal had said Tendulkar and Rekha should resign if they were not interested in attending the House.

Boxer Mary Kom and BJP leaders Roopa Ganguly and Subramanian Swamy, the three other nominated members in the Rajya Sabha, also cast their votes.
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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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