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Javed Akhtar slams Sachin for absence from Parliament

Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 20, 2014
First Published: 18:42 IST(20/8/2014) | Last Updated: 18:49 IST(20/8/2014)

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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