Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed as "Narendra Modi Stadium".
"We won’t lose any cricket match as name of Motera stadium has been changed to Narendra Modi stadium. We've named international airport after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj but BJP has changed Sardar Patel stadium's name. We don’t have to learn Hindutva from you," said Maharashtra CM in Assembly.
President Ram Nath Kovind recently inaugurated the newly-built Motera Stadium which was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the pink-ball Test between India and England.
Congress and other Opposition parties objected to renaming the stadium.
The stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in the world as it has a total capacity of 1,32,000 and all the facilities have been taken care of.
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