Congress and other opposition parties objected to renaming the Motera Cricket stadium in Gujarat to Narendra Modi Stadium, BJP hit back by stating that many important infrastructure and awards have been named after the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“The name of the whole Sports Complex is Sardar Patel Sports Enclave. Only the name of one Cricket Stadium, within that complex has been named as #NarendramodiStadium. Ironically, “The Parivaar”, which never respected Sardar Patel, even after his death, is now making hue & cry,” tweeted kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister
He further tweeted, “In 2007, Smt Sonia Gandhi came to Arunachal Pradesh and changed beautiful Arunachal University as Rajiv Gandhi University, laid foundation for Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic, after having Indira Gandhi Park, Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nehru Museum, Jawahar Nehru College, list is endless..”
BJP leader Y Satya Kumar posted a list of 23 stadiums which have been named after Nehru-Gandhi family.
“Beautiful how the truth reveals itself. Narendra Modi stadium- Adani end- Reliance end With Jay Shah presiding. #HumDoHumareDo,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
“Maybe they just realised the stadium was named for a Home Minister who had banned their parent organisation! Or maybe this is advance booking to ensure the next visiting Head of State is hosted here, like Trump? Or is this the beginning of a legacy-creation-thru-labelling spree?” tweeted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.