It is known that Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to the upper house of parliament by the President of India. He recently took oath as Rajya Sabha member. And according to the rules, every MP will be allotted a bungalow by the Government which will host the MP and his family. And as every others, Sachin was allotted a bungalow in Delhi in 5, Tughlaq lane opposite AICC General secretary Rahul Gandhi’s house.
But this man Sachin Tendulkar had decided to show he is different. He politely refused to stay in the bungalow allotted to him saying he did not want to waste tax payers’ money. Explaining the reason behind his decision, he said “I am not keen on staying in any government bungalow when I will be in Delhi for only a few days. I feel this would be a waste of tax payers money and it would be better if the bungalow is allotted to someone else who needs the bungalow more than me.”
He said that he would prefer to stay in a hotel in Delhi every time he is here. “For me the honour of being nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP matters much more than the perks and privileges like being given a government bungalow,” added Sachin.