World’s largest stadium in Motera named after Narendra Modi: Congress dubs transfer ‘shame’, says exhibits PM ‘narcissist’

World’s largest stadium in Motera named after Narendra Modi: Congress dubs transfer ‘shame’, says exhibits PM ‘narcissist’

BJP’s Prakash Javadekar responded to Congress jibe and requested if the highest leaders of the celebration have ever visited the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel, which can also be in Gujarat

World's largest stadium in Motera named after Narendra Modi: Congress dubs move 'disgrace', says shows PM 'narcissist'

File picture of Motera Stadium.

Amid an argument over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the federal government on Wednesday stated the identify change includes solely the Motera stadium and all the sports activities advanced continues to be named after Sardar Patel.

Quickly after President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which can now be often known as ‘Narendra Modi stadium’, social media was flooded with remarks together with by some leaders of the Congress and different opposition events who alleged that the renaming train amounted to an “insult” to Sardar Patel.

Requested concerning the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, nonetheless, instructed reporters that solely the Motera stadium has been renamed and the advanced continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was current alongside Javadekar on the media briefing after a cupboard assembly, additionally took a swipe on the Congress leaders, asking whether or not celebration chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have to date praised the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
Javadekar stated the 2 Congress leaders haven’t even visited the statue.

Worlds largest stadium in Motera named after Narendra Modi Congress dubs move disgrace says shows PM narcissist

Prasad continued, “I need to say this with full duty {that a} vacationer place getting international reward has not been visited but or praised by the 2 Congress leaders. What else is there to say?”

The centre’s response got here after a number of Congress leaders raised the difficulty on social media, criticising the federal government for the transfer.

Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “Possibly they simply realised the stadium was named for a Dwelling Minister who had banned their guardian organisation! Or possibly that is advance reserving to make sure the following visiting Head of State is hosted right here, like Trump? Or is that this the start of a legacy-creation-thru-labelling spree (sic)?”

Rahul Gandhi invoked his ‘Hum do humare do’ jibe as soon as once more, claiming that the reality concerning the BJP was out with the stadium having the prime minister’s identify, its two ends being named after company homes and Amit Shah’s son being concerned in cricket administration.

His celebration colleague Rajeev Satav stated, “Renaming Motera cricket stadium from Sardar Patel to Narendra Modi is an absolute shame. This exhibits how narcissistic our PM has change into. That is outrageous and a transparent signal of autocratic dictatorship.”

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, with out immediately speaking concerning the stadium, tweeted a Hindi quote of Sardar Patel, “There’s something distinctive on this soil, which has all the time been the abode of nice souls regardless of many obstacles.”

With inputs from PTI

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