Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the most popular Rajya Sabha member on Facebook in 2017. The ranking is based on total interactions including reactions, shares and comments for 2017.
While Sachin topped the list in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most talked about Lok Sabha member. Others in the tally included names like RK Sinha, Amit Shah, Asaduddin Owaisi and Bhagwant Mann.
Amongst state governments, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath emerged as the most popular, followed by Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan CM).
Recently, a ruckus raised by Congress leaders had not allowed cricket legend and nominated Member of Parliament Sachin to speak in the House.
Tendulkar, in his maiden speech on the floor of the Upper House, had moved a Short Discussion Motion on the future of sports in India and right to play. He was expected to address some long pending issues including coverage of Central Health Guarantee Scheme (CGHS) for international medal winners and incorporation of sports in the school curriculum.
However, he later shared his views through the social media platform Twitter.