Hyderabad: A tweet by News24TV journalist Manak Gupta that said Motera stadium in Ahmedabad would be renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium became viral on social media and many Twitter users claimed that the news is fake.

NewsMeter found that the news is true and that the stadium was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium.

Fact Check

We searched online and found several reports by media organisations such as Times Now News and Indian Express that stated that the Montera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has indeed been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium.

The report by Times Now News read, "Huge surprise unfolded as President Ram Nath Kovind officially inaugurated the venue as Narendra Modi Stadium. It was, however, later clarified that the stadium was changed from its original name, Motera Stadium, to Narendra Modi Stadium while the name of the entire complex still remains Sardar Patel Stadium."

DD News, the public broadcaster of India also tweeted a digital inauguration of the Narendra Modi Stadium.

The BJP Twitter account also tweeted that Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah said that the Narendra Modi Stadium is the world's largest sports stadium with a seating capacity of 1.32 lakh.

The BBC News India tweeted that India and England would be playing the third test in the four-match series at the stadium which has just been named after PM Narendra Modi.

Evidently, it is clear that the news is true and the Motera Stadium has been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium.

Claim Review :   Motera Stadium is renamed Narendra Modi Stadium
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  True

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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