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Antony’s son quits all Congress posts after tweeting on BBC documentary

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Thiruvananthapuram:

A day after he condemned a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a “dangerous precedent”, senior Congress leader AK Antony’s son Anil Antony on Wednesday expressed concern about the “growing instability in the organisation”. He resigned from all party positions, alleging “tolerance and tolerance”.

Although there were reports that he has left the party. Anil later clarified that he had resigned from all posts in KPCC and AICC, not from the party, but said he would focus more on his profession and as an ordinary party worker. Will remain. He is the Convener of KPCC Digital Media and National Coordinator of AICC Social Media and Digital Communication Cell.

“I have resigned from my roles at @Inc India, @INCKerala. Call for intolerance to retract a tweet, fight for freedom of expression, I refuse. Journey to promote love A wall of hate/ abuse from supporters! Hypocrisy is your name! Life goes on,” he tweeted. He later tweeted his resignation letter in which he also criticized Rahul Gandhi’s ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, calling it “abuse by supporters of a trek to promote love.”

“By now, I’m well aware that you, your colleagues, and those around the leadership are only willing to work with a bunch of thugs and “spooners” who will no doubt make more calls at your beck and call. It has become the only criterion of merit,” he said in his tweet, criticizing the party’s top leadership.

Later, speaking to reporters in Delhi, he said that he started taking charge in the party in 2017 when asked by Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary. He said that later he received strong support from PCC chief Mallappalli Ramachandran and senior leader Shashi Tharoor. He said that when his father supported Mallikarjan Kharge during the election of Congress president, he supported his mentor Shashi Tharoor. There was a good system in the party. Everyone had the freedom to express their opinion but now it is getting less and less. I did not speak against the party or its principles in my tweet. It was just a normal comment,” he said, adding that he was really hurt by his own party’s reaction and that the leaders themselves fought to pull him down.

The Youth Congress has welcomed his decision to resign from party posts. “We welcome it. When the party is taking a strong stand against the present government, which is a symbol of hatred and division, a person like him should not have made such a comment,” said Youth Congress state president Shafi. said the Parambil MLA. But Anil’s father AK Antony refused to comment. Shashi Tharoor also denied his controversial tweet. “I don’t think a documentary will compromise integrity and in the country. It will set dangerous precedents. It was quite immature,” he said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has welcomed the young leader’s post. Patriots seem to have no role in Congress now. Anil Antony is being singled out and attacked for interrogating those who insulted the integrity of the country. The party still has a colonial mindset,” said state president K Surendran. The central leadership of the party also appreciated his stand. “Nothing has changed in Congress since I was forced to speak against the family. Congress has an emergency, intolerance mindset and pretends to be a torch bearer,” BJP spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla tweeted. .

An engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, Anil Antony later joined Stanford University in the United States for higher studies and worked with several international firms before entering politics. He said that now his first priority will be his profession.


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