I am not keen on Govt bungalow in Delhi: Tendulkar

NEW DELHI, June 9: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will stay in hotel at his own expense when he is in Delhi for parliament work and does not want a government bungalow.
“I am not keen on blocking a government bungalow because this would be a waste of taxpayers money as I reside in Mumbai. It would be better if the bungalow is alloted to someone else who needs it more than me,” he told.
Tendulkar, who took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha earlier this week, is entitled to government accommodation and was reportedly alloted a bungalow close to Rahul Gandhi’s house on Tughlaq Lane in the heart of capital.
“I would prefer to stay in a hotel in Delhi at my own expense when I am on official work. For me, the honour of being nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP matters most,” he said.
“Not taking a government bungalow would not affect my responsibilities as Rajya Sabha MP. I do hope to attend few days of parliament in every session,” he told a television channel.
Ever since his nomination, there have been questions over whether he would be able to devote time for Parliament over his cricketing commitments. (PTI)