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AK Antony’s son Anil quits Congress day after opposing BBC documentary on PM Modi | India News



NEW DELHI: Conference leadership Son of AK AntonyAnil K Antony on Wednesday left Parliament over ‘intolerant calls to retract a tweet’ on the BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sharing his resignation letter on Twitter, Anil wrote: “I have resigned from my role in Congress – as convenor of KPCC Digital Media and as national coordinator of AICC Social Media and Digital Communications Cells.”
“Intolerance calls to retract a tweet by free speech fighters. I refused. Facebook wall of hate/abuse by supporters of a trip to promote love! Your name is hypocritical! Life goes on,” he said.

Anil Antony, on Tuesday, spoke out against the BBC for meddling in the country’s affairs, after the broadcaster aired a documentary about Prime Minister Modi.
“Despite the big differences with the BJP, I think those who put their views on the BBC, a state-sponsored channel with a long history of prejudice, and on Jack Straw, the brains behind the war Iraq, more than institutions are making a dangerous priority, will undermine our sovereignty,” Antony said in a tweet.
“No matter what internal differences we may have, we should not let external agencies take advantage of that to create divisions at home,” he said.

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