On Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress shared a video of water cascading down staircases, a leaking roof, and a drenched field at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, as a result of Sunday and Monday’s torrential downpours.
The IPL 2023 Finals will take place at the largest cricket stadium in the globe, with a capacity of 1.32 lakh. But because of the deluge, the match had to be shifted to Reserve Day, or May 29.
As videos depicting the deplorable condition of Narendra Modi Stadium went viral on social media, the Trinamool Congress attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of engaging in “jumla politics.”
The TMC mocks the BJP by posting a footage of a flooded Narendra Modi Stadium.
On Twitter, the Trinamool Congress shared a video of Amit Shah from 2021, when then-President of India inaugurated the Narendra Modi Stadium. In the video,
Amit Shah can be heard saying, “Now 1,32,000 spectators can sit together and enjoy a cricket match because the President has renamed the stadium after Narendra Modi. Regardless of the intensity of the precipitation, the match can be resumed within half an hour.”
The video shared by TMC then switches to a shot of the Narendra Modi Stadium inundated by Sunday and Monday’s relentless rainfall. The video depicts water cascading down the stairs and roof leaks in certain sections of the stadium.
The IPL final had to be moved to Reserve Day because torrential rain prevented the match from beginning on Sunday. Monday’s match between the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans was interrupted by rain, but play resumed shortly after. Social media videos showed groundsmen using towels to dry the field before play could resume.
The Trinamool Congress tweeted, tagging Amit Shah, “Home Minister Amit Shah, kindly observe the condition of the ‘highly-regarded’ Narendra Modi Stadium. You cannot deceive the public. We are quite familiar with your jumla politics.”