Senior Congress leader and son of former Kerala CM AK Antony, Anil Antony has resigned from the party a day after opposing the controversial BBC documentary on Gujarat riots. He says that the Congress is trying to suppress his voice, due to which he has decided to leave the Congress. Not only this, he has indirectly raised questions on Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.
According to media reports, AK Antony wrote on his Twitter account, ‘I have resigned from my roles in the Congress. Fighters for freedom of speech demanded withdrawal of an intolerant tweet, which I have refused. He further wrote that the wall of hate/abuse by those supporting the Yatra to promote love! Hypocrisy is your name! Life goes on.’
BBC documentary was opposed
Anil Antony on Tuesday opposed the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots. He said that the ideology of BBC is British and the influence of this ideology on Indian institutions will weaken the unity and sovereignty of the country. His statement came at a time when the Kerala Congress announced screening of the controversial BBC documentary by various units of the state party. Now Anil Antony has resigned and raised questions that those fighting for freedom of speech were pressurizing me to silence, due to which it was considered appropriate to resign.
Let us inform that Anil Antony has handled the digital communication of the Kerala unit of the Congress. His father AK Antony has been the former CM of Kerala. In such a situation, Anil Antony’s resignation from the party can prove to be very harmful for the party.