MP High Court accepts PIL to revoke Sachin’s Bharat Ratna
The Madhya Pradesh High Court has admitted a petition to revoke the Bharat Ratna awarded to cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for allegedly using the “fame” the honour has brought him in “earning money by endorsing commercial products”.
A Bench, comprising Chief Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice K.K. Trivedi, directed the Assistant Solicitor-General on Thursday to find out if the Supreme Court had issued do’s and don’ts for Bharat Ratna winners and get back to it in a week’s time. As per reports, VK Naswah of Bhopal, the petitioner, has alleged that Tendulkar has misused the honour by appearing in commercial advertisements. He has demanded that the government should take back the award or Tendulkar himself should return it on moral grounds.