While a few legislators have made their own arrangements to watch the India-Pakistan semi-final match at Mohali on Wednesday though the state budget session is on, others want to watch the final — for free.
Members of the Legislative Council (MLCs)on Tuesday demanded free tickets for the World Cup final, which will be held at Wankhede stadium in south Mumbai on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Vasant Davkhare, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council, asked sports minister Padmakar Walvi to check if it was possible to issue a complimentary pass to each legislator.
“MLCs deserve to get complimentary tickets to the World Cup final just like IAS officers get several perks such as memberships to gymkhanas and tickets,” said Congress MLC Subhash Chavan, who raised the issue in the council.
Shiv Sena MLC Diwakar Raote said they found that the state sports department has got 250-300 complimentary passes for the final match. “But we do not know if we would get the passes,” he added.
Walvi responded: “We do receive 250-300 passes [if there is a match at Wankhede], but this time none have reached us yet. We will have a meeting to decide on this arrangement."