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AK Antony’s son Anil Antony quits Congress after being requested to retract criticism of BBC documentary on PM Modi

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AK Antony's son Anil Antony quits Congress after being asked to retract criticism of BBC documentary on PM Modi

A day after Congress chief Anil Ok Antony known as out the BBC for its vicious documentary on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he tendered his resignation citing coercion from the grand outdated social gathering.

In a tweet, the son of former Union Minister AK Antony mentioned, “I have resigned from my roles in Congress.cIntolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for free speech. I refused. Facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on. Redacted resignation letter below.”

In his letter, Anil Ok Antony lashed out at Congress ‘sycophants’ and ‘chamchas’ and identified how such a behaviour is the lone criterion of advantage inside the social gathering. “Sadly, we do not have much common ground,” he emphasised.

I’ve resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala.Intolerant calls to retract a tweet,by these combating without cost speech.I refused. @fb wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love! Hypocrisy thy title is! Life goes on. Redacted resignation letter under. pic.twitter.com/0i8QpNIoXW

— Anil Ok Antony (@anilkantony) January 25, 2023

“I would prefer to continue my other professional endeavours without being fed this negativity, and being involved in these destructive narratives, many against the very core interests of India,” he mentioned in his parting be aware.

Anil Ok Antony has now relinquished his place because the Convenor of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Digital Media and because the National Co-ordinator of All India Congress Committee Social Media and Digital Communications Cell.

The background of the controversy

Earlier on Tuesday (January 24), he had hit out on the BBC for its try to undermine India’s sovereignty.

He had tweeted, “Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in placing views of BBC, a state-sponsored channel with a long history of prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty.”

Despite giant variations with BJP, I feel these in 🇮🇳 putting views of BBC, a 🇬🇧 state sponsored channel with an extended historical past of 🇮🇳 prejudices,and of Jack Straw, the mind behind the Iraq warfare, over 🇮🇳 establishments is setting a harmful priority,will undermine our sovereignty.

— Anil Ok Antony (@anilkantony) January 24, 2023

While chatting with ANI, he mentioned, “I was speaking from my conscience. No matter whatever internal differences we may have, we should not let that be exploited by external agencies to create division in this country.”

“I felt that we were going towards that dangerous trajectory. hence, I made a certain tweet,” Anil Ok Antony added.

#WATCH | No matter no matter inside variations we could have, we must always not let that be exploited by exterior businesses to create division on this nation: Anil Ok Antony, Digital communications, Kerala Congress over BBC documentary on PM Modi pic.twitter.com/AYYtKrgAkK

— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2023

Recently, BBC aired a two-part documentary attacking PM Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister through the Gujarat riots of 2002. India has denounced the controversial program as a “propaganda piece” that’s designed to push a discredited narrative.

One of the nefarious goals behind the documentary was to whitewash the position of Islamists within the Godhra prepare carnage, which claimed a complete of 59 Hindu lives.

It additional used the already discredited statements of Sanjiv Bhatt and RB Sreekumar to assault the Indian Prime Minister. BBC even used the claims of Babu Bajrangi and Haresh Bhatt, who’ve admitted that they had been studying the script given by a journalist, to attempt to declare PM Modi responsible.