A day after cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha, CPI on Friday demanded that former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly's name should also be considered for the upper house.
"I welcome the decision to nominate Tendulkar to Rajya Sabha. But at the same time when Sourav is in his top form, his name too should have been considered (for Rajya Sabha)," CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta told reporter outside Parliament.
He also said that besides film stars, writers, people associated with culture and poets should also be sent to Rajya Sabha.
The communist leader said that since India "is a country of workers" industrialists should not be brought to the upper house.
The government on Friday nominated Tendulkar to the upper house along with actress of yesteryear Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga.