Javed Akhtar slams Sachin for absence from Parliament

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2014 18:49 IST

After his wife Shabana Azmi slammed Parliament absentees, writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has also criticised cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar for his absence from the Rajya Sabha.

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“There is no way we can ­justify an MP’s absence from the Rajya Sabha, especially Sachin’s. His words can have a huge impact on the people,” he says.

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