New Delhi: Congress veteran AK Antony’s son Anil K Antony has quit the party alleging “intolerant calls to retract a tweet”, a day after he criticized a controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Anil Antony announced his decision to quit on Twitter, sharing his resignation letter.
“I have resigned from my roles in the Congress. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for free speech. I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on,” he wrote.
Yesterday, Anil Antony called the BBC a state-sponsored channel with a “long history of prejudices against India”, while slamming the BBC documentary on PM Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots.