Recently, there was a lot of ruckus about the name of Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat after the name of PM Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has also taken a dig at naming the stadium after PM Narendra Modi. CM Uddhav Thackeray said in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, “Now we will not lose any cricket match, because Motera Stadium has been renamed to Narendra Modi Stadium. We have named the International Airport after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but he has Sardar The name of Patel Stadium itself has changed. We do not need to learn Hindutva from them. ”
Let us tell you that President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated this stadium in Ahmedabad in the special presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Its special point was that this stadium of Moteri was named after PM Narendra Modi. During this, Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju was present. After the inauguration, Amit Shah had said that we have decided to name it after the Prime Minister of the country, as it was Modiji’s dream project.
Even at the inauguration of this stadium, many political parties including the Congress had created a lot of ruckus about changing the name of the stadium. At that time, many BJP leaders had also responded to the allegations about changing the name in their own way.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel in the Gujarat government also issued an explanation saying that the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was never attached to the stadium. According to a video posted by PIB, Nitin Patel said, “This stadium is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) and was always known as Motera Stadium. So there is no question of renaming it now It was Narendra Modi who first pioneered the idea of building a new stadium in place of the old stadium, when he was the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association. ”
We won’t lose any cricket match as name of stadium (Motera) has been changed to Narendra Modi Stadium. We’ve named int’l airport after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj but they’ve changed Sardar Patel stadium’s name. We don’t have to learn Hindutva from you: Maharashtra CM in Assembly pic.twitter.com/ckP14r3Ulq– ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2021