LS member wants Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

Rajan Sushant (BJP) made the demand during Zero Hour contending that it would help inspire the youth of the nation to take to sports. He also wanted the government to set up national institutes for sport and education in the name of Tendulkar, who last week became the first male cricketer to score a double hundred in one-day internationals.

Sushant also wanted an annual national award to be constituted in the name of Tendulkar for achievements in sport. Jagdambika Pal (Cong) raised the issue of threat to Kolkata businessmen purportedly from Karachi.

J P Agarwal (Cong) wanted the Delhi Metro service to be extended to more parts of the capital. He contended that 75 per cent of the national capital was yet to be covered by Metro rail service. Manish Tiwari (Cong) wanted the government to act on a study conducted by the Quality Control of India that showed high lead content in colours used to paint vehicles and other items.

He said the high lead content was affecting the IQ levels of children.

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