Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday called for taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resolve of a 'Swachh Bharat' as he said that clean surroundings should be complemented with the creation of a healthy individual.
RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav again demanded Bharat Ratna for veteran socialists leaders Rammanohar Lohia, Jayprakash Narayan, Karpoori Thakur and Dalit leader Kanshi Ram for their work for uplifting of the downtrodden.
With Major Dhyan Chand`s name finally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the country`s highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime.
Lok Sabha members Wednesday demanded Bharat Ratna awards for socialist leaders Jaiprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Kanshi Ram and Karpoori Thakur and for freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad.
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that the Union Home Ministry has sent recommendation for Bharat Ratna for late Major Dhyan Chand to the PMO, after receiving recommendations from several quarters.
Attacking Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his reported remarks about conferring Bharat Ratna on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena today questioned the work done by the media watchdog under his stewardship.
The Forward Bloc, a party founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Monday objected to the Centre`s reported move to confer Bharat Ratna on the freedom fighter, saying it would `mitigate` his stature and demanded declassification of secret files on him.
Amid speculations that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may be named for Bharat Ratna, Shiv Sena today made a strong pitch for bestowing the country`s highest civilian award on Swatantryaveer Savarkar too.