Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over renaming of Motera Stadium


Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, February 24

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter over the renaming of the Motera Stadium over the prime minister’s name and stands named after Adani and Reliance.

“Beautiful how the truth reveals itself. Narendra Modi stadium – Adani end – Reliance end With Jay Shah presiding. #HumDoHumareDo,” Gandhi tweeted.

The stands at the renovated stadium have been named after Adani and Reliance.

The stadium was constructed in 1983 and was first renovated in 2006. It became the regular venue for international matches in the city. In 2015, the stadium was closed and demolished before being completely rebuilt by February 2020.

Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is now the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1,32,000 fans.

Spread over 63 acres, the Sardar Patel stadium has 11 pitches in the square, besides possessing a unique sub-soil drainage system that helps in draining the wet ground in 30 minutes.

It hosted its first ever Pink ball Test match on 24 February, 2021 between India and England.



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