Congress veteran AK Antony’s son Anil Ok Antony has stop the occasion alleging «illiberal calls to retract a tweet» by which he had denounced a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and referred to as it a «harmful precedent».
Anil Antony, who was a part of the Congress’s social media cell in Kerala, shared his resignation letter on Twitter at the moment and cited «abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love» in a caustic reference to Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.
«I’ve resigned from my roles within the Congress. Illiberal calls to retract a tweet, by these combating free of charge speech. I refused. @fb wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love! Hypocrisy thy identify is! Life goes on,» he wrote.
I’ve resigned from my roles in @incindia@INCKerala.Illiberal calls to retract a tweet,by these combating free of charge speech.I refused. @fb wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love! Hypocrisy thy identify is! Life goes on. Redacted resignation letter beneath. pic.twitter.com/0i8QpNIoXW
— Anil Ok Antony (@anilkantony) January 25, 2023
Anil Antony’s «redacted resignation letter» slammed the occasion management, saying: «By now, I’ve been made nicely conscious that you just, your colleagues, and the coterie across the management are solely eager to work with a bunch of sycophants and chamchas, who would unquestionably be at your beck and name. This has turn into the lone criterion of advantage.»
Yesterday, Anil Antony referred to as the BBC a state-sponsored channel with a «lengthy historical past of prejudices in opposition to India», whereas slamming a two-part collection specializing in PM Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Regardless of massive variations with BJP, I believe 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 struggle, over 🇮🇳 establishments is setting a harmful priority,will undermine our sovereignty.
— Anil Ok Antony (@anilkantony) January 24, 2023
His view was in full distinction to the stand of the Congress in Kerala, which introduced that the documentary could be screened in several elements of the state.
The documentary, which investigates allegations appreciated to the 2002 Gujarat riots, has been slammed by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs as a «propaganda piece designed to push a discredited narrative». The documentary displays a «colonial mindset», the federal government mentioned.
The opposition has accused the Centre of ordering the blocking of a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, talking to reporters in Jammu throughout his Bharat Jodo Yatra, questioned what he referred to as censorship by the federal government. «Fact shines shiny. It has a nasty behavior of popping out. So no quantity of banning, oppression and scary individuals goes to cease the reality from popping out,» he mentioned.
Talking to NDTV, Mr Antony mentioned he had «no drawback» with anybody within the Congress occasion, together with Rahul Gandhi, however «within the seventy fifth 12 months of our independence, we should not enable foreigners or their establishments to undermine our sovereignty or run down our establishments.»
Anil Antony’s father AK Antony is among the Congress’s prime leaders and was Union Defence Minister when the occasion was in energy.