Five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom and former cricketer and former BJP MP Navjyot Singh Sidhu were nominated to the Rajya Sabha after the Rashtrapati Bhavan approved the list on Friday. President Pranab Mukherjee nominated a total of six personalities from different fields to the Upper House.
part from Mary Kom and Navjyot Singh Sidhu, the list also includes Narendra Jadhav,
“The government can nominate members in this category at any time and it is not bound to an electoral cycle like the other seats,” said a senior official in the Rajya Sabha, reported the Hindu.
Mary Kom and Navjyot Singh Sidhu will be joining cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was nominated back in 2012, in the Upper House of the parliament.
33-year old Mary Kom, who hails from Manipur, has won five golds and a silver at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in an illustrious career, which also includes the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and
Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been a member of the Bharatiya
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