Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, whose term as Rajya Sabha MP ended recently, has donated his entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
According to a report by NDTV, Tendulkar has drawn nearly ₹90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances in the past six years.
While he has been criticized a lot for his poor attendance in the Parliament all these years, his gesture has Twitter divided on the issue.
This act has not gone down well with some, and people are questioning whether he really deserved that salary after such a low attendance.
But question is still remain same! When his attendence only 7% than why paid him full salery? We respect SRT but don't try to make entire nation as #EmotionalFool— Anuj Tiwari (@krishnaaquatech) April 1, 2018
Good.he should also donate rajya sabha seat to someone who utilise the post properly.— nitesh (@nkmec) April 1, 2018
He must he guilt ridden for not working for it.— Brisbane Malayali (@BMalayali) April 1, 2018
Oh wow😂 can someone pls talk about his attendance as MP ? He is giving his free money that he has gotten from our taxes back to the govt.. Big deal🙄— LaxmiAmula (@Laxmi266) April 1, 2018
If this amounts to more than attendance? https://t.co/yHroWge8VD— SS Rajamouli Fans (@Rajamouli_FC) April 1, 2018
Others considered it a great act of charity and praised the Master Blaster's decision.
Sachin Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha Term Has Ended And He Has Donated His Entire Salary (About Rs 90 Lakh) To The Prime Minister's Relief Fund. Master Stroke By Master Blaster. 🙏🇮🇳 #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/lIEst5rykC— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 1, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar may not have been punctual in attending Parliament sessions , But he made a difference to the community by adopting Villages, using his MPLAD funds for numerous projects and now donating his entire tax free salary to PM relief fund the gentleman, stands out.👍 pic.twitter.com/2aCfK6cfeA— kavi 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@kavita_tewari) April 1, 2018
This is the reason.. why you are known as GOD..big salute sir..you are great.— Abhay Mishra (@AbhayMi94852345) April 1, 2018
What a Straight Drive. Lofted over the Bowlers head into the stands. Sachin Tendulkar has donated his entire salary from Rajya Sabha in his term as MP to the Prime Minister's relief fund. Well Done Legend @sachin_rt.— Prabhu 🏏 (@Cricprabhu) April 1, 2018
Well done #Sachin !India is Proud of having a son like u !— Deepak Singh (@DeepakSinghAme) April 1, 2018
#SachinTendulkar sets an Example. Many Rich MPs Shud Follow it.Donates all of His Salary as Rajya Sabha MP aprox. 90 lakhs to PM relief Fund.Now Where are those Journalist who were going Gaga over his Attendance in Rajya Sabha.@sachin_rt @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/WsdIDo2bJa— Sachin Tendulkar FC (@TendulkarGang) April 1, 2018
Sensible thing to do. People were asking about his contribution towards Nation as RS member.— Dr Alok Gupta MD FIAP (@docalok) April 1, 2018
Coz he ain't did a damn thing in the parliament...— Sanjeev Shanmugam (@sanjivshanmugam) April 1, 2018
People on Twitter also pointed how he made a difference to society by adopting villages with his MP fund and others should follow suit.
#SachinTendulkar is a good sportsman and a also a good human being. We are proud of such personality. He did a great job by donating the salary. This donation is beyond the money. Other fellow politicians should learn from #SachinTendulkar— Mukesh Kumar (@mukeshmeendh) April 1, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar donates his full MP salary of 6years for not attending the parliamentary sessions ,waiting for other ministers to follow the example— DT (@utterlybutterly) April 2, 2018
Unlike other MPs @sachin_rt had guts to return his Salary on the basis " No Work,No Pay " as he attended Parliament for around 10%.Other MPs are literally shameless.— Rohit Kumbhojkar (@ROHITKUMBHOJKAR) April 2, 2018