Javed Akhtar slams Sachin for absence from Parliament

Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar speaks during the session "Bollywood and National Narrative" at Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan. PTI

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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