Kochi: Tendulkar sanctions Rs 25 lakh to hospital under MPLAD scheme

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However, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien refuted Agrawal's contention saying the two members had sought leave of absence from the Rajya Sabha.

This discussion in the Upper house started when Naresh Agarwal, a Samajwadi party member demanded the presence of celebrities, it is heard that the politician specifically targeted Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha.

Cricket legend and Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar attended the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The entire session is over, but we haven't seen them, be it Tendulkar or film actress Rekha or others.

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Tendulkar was also the first sportsperson to be nominated in this category. The digital X-ray unit will help the hospital provide better care to financially deprived patients, said Mr Eden.

"The sanctioned work should be approved and completed if they are compliant under the guidelines of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme", Tendulkar said in his letter sent to the Collector. "If the sanction is delayed beyond 75 days, reason for the delay may also be informed", the letter read.

Eden said Tendulkar's involvement in the development of the hospital would take the prestigious healthcare centre in the city to newer heights.

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