The newly inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium has been the centre of attention since the time of its inception. There was mayhem caused in the social-media when India’s Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the stadium will be known as Narendra Modi stadium instead of Motera. On Wednesday, President of Indian Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the largest cricket stadium in the world. The stadium has since been on the news, mostly for all the wrong reasons.
Fact check about the new Narendra Modi stadium
BJP’s oppositions and critics slammed the party for renaming the stadium after their chief and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. A majority of netizens got more furious when they realised that the bowling ends in the stadium were named Reliance and Adani, two of the biggest companies in India. However, there is more to it than what people have made about it.
As reported by Timesnownews.com, both Reliance and Adani have made a mammoth donation for building the auspicious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave. The Narendra Modi stadium is just a part of the mega Sardar Vallabhbhai Sports Complex which also includes Olympic size swimming pool, squash arena, badminton and tennis courts amongst other sporting facilities.
Times of India further reported that Adani and Reliance have purchased respective corporate boxes for a sum of 250 crores + GST for a tenure of 25 years. Sources confirm that the mentioned companies agreed to pay the sum in return for the ends being named after them. The reports further add that the Adani End was in fact handed during the rule of Congress in the state during the regime of Chimanbhai Patel.
Reliance End was previously given to a government body, GDMC. However, Reliance claimed the rights after they made the heavy donation for the building of the stadium. There are other reports which claim that the government are keen to sell the east and west stands to other corporates as there a total of 78 boxes in the Narendra Modi stadium.