Reliance, Adani pavilions in new Modi stadium spark row

Reliance, Adani pavilions in Narendra Modi stadium spark row

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again invoked his 'Hum do humare do' jibe

A view of refurbished stadium. Credit: Twitter/@mygovindia

Renaming of the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad to Narendra Modi Stadium and naming two pavilion ends after corporate giants -- Reliance and Adani -- has drawn flak from opposition leaders and others on social media. 

The stadium is hosting India and England, currently playing the third Test, which began on Wednesday after President Kovind inaugurated the refurbished ground. 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again invoked his 'Hum do humare do' jibe, claiming that truth was is with the stadium having the Prime Minister's name, the two ends being named after corporate houses and Amit Shah's son being involved in cricket administration.

"Beautiful how the truth reveals itself. Narendra Modi stadium -- Adani end -- Reliance end. With Jay Shah presiding," Gandhi tweeted, with the hashtag 'HumDoHumareDo'.

Lawyer and Activist Prashant Bhushan took to Twitter and said:  "Wonder whether Modiji prefers to bat from the Ambani end or the Adani end?"

Amid the controversy over the cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Modi, the government said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel.

Congress and opposition parties alleged that the renaming exercise amounted to an "insult" to Sardar Patel.

Party's spokesperson Pawan Khera also tweeted with Gandhi's 'Hum do humare do' jibe.