Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has toed the party line in a BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots, saying he was surprised by the government’s response and called the ban an overreaction. The comments came at a time when the case forced the resignation of former Union Minister AK Antony’s son Anil Antony after Anil Antony spoke out against the BBC. On Anil Antony’s resignation, Tharoor said that he has not spoken to Anil and the issue has not been discussed between them. “But they are able to speak for themselves,” Tharoor told ANI.
“How can a BBC documentary affect our nation’s sovereignty? The ban by the Center is overreactive and unnecessary. We are a strong country, we could ignore it. Our sovereignty And national security is not something that can be easily compromised.” A documentary,” said Tharoor.