Senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh took a swipe on Wednesday at veteran Congressman A Okay Antony’s son Anil Antony, who resigned from all social gathering posts after “threats” over his remarks towards a controversial BBC documentary, and with out naming him, accused him of “ignoring” his duties in direction of the Congress and the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
With out taking names, Ramesh additionally drew a comparability between former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy’s son and Anil Antony, saying whereas one is a “Bharat yatri” who’s strolling barefoot to unite the nation, the opposite is “revelling in his day within the solar”.
“A story of two sons of two CMs from the identical state. One is a Bharat Yatri and strolling tirelessly, largely barefoot to unite our nation within the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The opposite is revelling in his day within the solar right this moment having ignored his duties to the social gathering and the yatra,” the previous Union minister wrote on Twitter.
The Congress has not formally reacted to Anil Antony’s motion, after he give up all social gathering posts since he was criticised by Congressmen in Kerala for talking out towards the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Anil Antony, the son of former defence minister A Okay Antony’s son, resigned from all his posts within the Congress on Wednesday following “illiberal calls” and “abuses” over his tweet towards the controversial BBC documentary — “India: The Modi Query”.
Asserting his resignation from the posts within the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Digital Media and All India Congress committee (AICC) Social Media and Digital Communications cells, Anil Antony mentioned he has not given up the first membership of the social gathering as he want to stay a Congressman for now.
“At this second, politics shouldn’t be my precedence. I’m a pc skilled who has labored in varied cyber digital segments for a very long time and wish to proceed with that. I feel that will probably be applicable at this level of time for the social gathering and my pursuits,” he mentioned.
Anil Antony had, on Tuesday, tweeted that regardless of giant variations with the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP), those that help and place the views of the British broadcaster and of former UK international secretary Jack Straw, the “mind behind the Iraq warfare” (involving the US-led coalition in 2003), over Indian establishments are setting a harmful precedent.
The Centre had final week directed the blocking of a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.
The 2-part documentary, which claims that it investigated sure elements referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state, has been trashed by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs as a “propaganda piece” that lacks objectivity and displays a “colonial mindset”.
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