Om Mathur slams Cong for Sachin RS nomination

Jaisalmer: BJP MP Om Mathur has said that the central government`s decision to nominate cricket star Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha was a trick to garner votes in the upcoming polls in Maharashtra.

"Tendulkar is better on pitch but the Congress wants to bring him into politics to take advantage in the Maharashtra polls. The Congress wants to expand its vote bank in Maharashtra", Mathur alleged.

"Sachin is a great player and he should be honoured with Bharat Ratna", Mathur told reporters in Pokhran during his Jaisalmer visit. Mathur, former BJP state president in Rajasthan, also expressed concern over possible fuel hike and said that the government should not increase diesel price in the interest of the farmers of the country.