AK Antony's son quits Congress after protesting against BBC documentary on PM Modi, party surrounded

Pankaj Prasad
BBC documentary on PM Modi
BBC documentary on PM Modi

He has taken this decision only a day after opposing the documentary made by BBC on PM Modi and 2002 Gujarat riots.

Anil Antony, son of Congress leader AK Antony, on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Congress. He has taken this decision only a day after opposing the documentary made by BBC on PM Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots. Anil Antony, son of Congress leader AK Antony, on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Congress. He has taken this decision only a day after opposing the documentary made by BBC on PM Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots. Taking to Twitter, Anil said, "I have resigned from all my posts in the Congress. I was being pressured by intolerance to take back a tweet. That too from those who stand up for freedom of expression." Let's do it. I refused"

Anil Antony on Tuesday said that giving preference to the views of the British broadcaster BBC over Indian institutions would undermine the country's sovereignty. Anil Antony's resignation comes at a time when Kerala Congress minority cell president Shihabuddin Karyat has said that the documentary will be screened at the party's district headquarters on Republic Day. Anil Antony wrote in one of his tweets that those who support the views of former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are setting a dangerous precedent for Indian institutions as Jack Straw was the brain behind the Iraq war as well. . This will undermine our sovereignty despite major differences with the BJP, he said.  

Anil Antony has held the post of digital communications chief of the Kerala unit of the Congress party. Anil Antony further wrote, "Those who propagate love were using hate-abuse against me on Facebook. This is called hypocrisy. Life is like this." In his resignation, Anil Antony said, "Whatever happened yesterday, I think after this, all the responsibilities in the Congress - the digital media of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and the social media of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Time to leave Digital Communication Cell. Please accept this as my resignation."

He said, "I thank everyone in the state leadership and also Dr. Shashi Tharoor, who supported me along with countless party workers and guided me during my tenure. I believe I have some unique strengths, Which gave me the opportunity to contribute to the party in different ways. However, now I have come to know from you, your colleagues and those close to the Congress leadership that they are only eager to work with sycophants and chamchas, Who will fulfill your queries and demands without question. That's the only qualification of merit now. We don't have much to share now."