AK Antony Son Quits Congress: The BJP has got the support of senior Congress leader and Anil Antony, son of former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony, regarding the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots. In this episode, he also resigned from the Congress party on Wednesday. Earlier, Anil Antony had said that giving importance to the opinion of the British broadcaster over the opinion of Indian institutions would affect the sovereignty of the country.
Sharing a copy of his resignation letter to the party leadership, Anil tweeted, “I have resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala.” He said that pressure was made on me to withdraw the tweet. In this BBC documentary, PM Modi is mentioned along with the Gujarat riots.
What did Anil Antony write in his resignation letter?
In the resignation letter, he wrote, “Considering the events of yesterday, I believe it would be appropriate for me to leave all my roles in the Congress… I would like to thank everyone, especially the Kerala state leadership and Dr. Shashi Tharoor I want to thank you.”
‘A bunch of sycophants and spoons..’
Anil further wrote, “I am sure I have unique strengths of my own which would enable me to contribute very effectively to the party in many ways. However, by now I am well aware that you, your colleagues and the circles around the leadership are only willing to work with a bunch of sycophants and spoons who will unquestioningly do your bidding. It has become the sole criterion of competence. Sadly, we have more general There is no land.”
What did Anil say about the documentary?
He said on Twitter that despite all the differences with the BJP, giving more importance to the views of BBC and former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw than the views of Indian institutions is a dangerous practice and will affect the sovereignty of the country. Anil Antony has also said in the tweet that BBC is a government sponsored channel and has a history of alleged bias towards India. He also said that Jack Straw had ‘planned the Iraq war’. In 2003, the US-led coalition invaded Iraq.
Significantly, Anil Antony used to handle the digital communication of the Kerala unit of the Congress till recently. His comments came at a time when various wings of the state Congress have announced that they will screen the controversial documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat during the riots.