Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, whose Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament tenure has recently ended, has donated his entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.
In the six years, tenure as Rajya Sabha MP Tendulkar has drawn near about Rs 90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances.
The PMO has also issued a letter of acknowledgement which states: "Prime Minister acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in distress."
However, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar along with veteran Bollywood actress Rekha have been criticised a lot for their lack of participation in the parliament proceedings as MP. Tendulkar has made good utilisation of MP Local Area Development fund.
According to data released by Tendulkar's office, he has claimed to have sanctioned 185 projects across the country with Rs 7.4 crore out of his allocated Rs 30 crore being used for educational and related structural development, including building and renovation of classrooms.
As per data released by Sachin Tendulkar's office, he has also adopted two villages under the Sansad Gram Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme, including Puttnam Raju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh and Donja in Maharashtra.