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BBC Documentary on PM Modi: AK Antony’s son quits Congress, Tharoor attracts flak for remarks

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BBC Documentary on PM Modi: AK Antony's son, Tharoor amuse BJP; former quits Congress

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Chennai: Senior Congress chief and former Defence Minister AK Antony’s son Anil Okay Antony on Wednesday stop the Congress social gathering hours after he denounced the BBC over its documentary analyzing the position of Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the 2002 Gujarat riots. 

Anil stop as convenor of the digital media cell of the Congress unit in Kerala and because the nationwide coordinator of the All India Congress Committee’s (AICC) social media and digital communications cell. 

The announcement got here on Wednesday morning after social media outrage in opposition to him for his veiled help to Modi when the opposition was taking up the PM and the ruling BJP for banning the documentary  ‘India: The Modi Question.’ 

On Tuesday, whereas college students at some distinguished schools in his dwelling state Kerala had been watching the documentary in defiance of the federal government ban, Anil took to Twitter to spell out that regardless of his “large differences” with BJP, he felt that these in India “placing views of” BBC, “a state-sponsored channel with a long history of prejudices against India would set a “harmful priority” and “will undermine the nation’s sovereignty.”

The Tweet triggered a backlash apparently even from his personal social gathering in Kerala. Finally, the son of a frontrunner who had a aptitude for quitting selected to announce his choice to exit from the Congress.

Well earlier than the uproar in opposition to Anil might subside, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor drew the ire of Twitterati as he questioned the timing of the documentary which, he mentioned, comes 21 years after the Gujarat riots.

“This (Gujarat riots) happened 21 years ago and it is a matter the Supreme Court has ruled on. The tragedy is something that all Indians, including Muslims, feel we now should put behind us,” he reportedly mentioned. His assertion ought to have warmed the cockles of BJP supporters’ hearts.

Tharoor, nevertheless, questioned the BJP authorities’s choice to dam the screening of the documentary. “Why would you give the British the power to disturb you?” he reacted.

Tharoor additionally dismissed Anil Antony’s view that the documentary would hurt India’s sovereignty. He mentioned that the argument that the BBC documentary would hurt India’s sovereignty is unconvincing.

Chennai: Senior Congress chief and former Defence Minister AK Antony’s son Anil Okay Antony on Wednesday stop the Congress social gathering hours after he denounced the BBC over its documentary analyzing the position of Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the 2002 Gujarat riots. 

Anil stop as convenor of the digital media cell of the Congress unit in Kerala and because the nationwide coordinator of the All India Congress Committee’s (AICC) social media and digital communications cell. 

The announcement got here on Wednesday morning after social media outrage in opposition to him for his veiled help to Modi when the opposition was taking up the PM and the ruling BJP for banning the documentary  ‘India: The Modi Question.’ 
On Tuesday, whereas college students at some distinguished schools in his dwelling state Kerala had been watching the documentary in defiance of the federal government ban, Anil took to Twitter to spell out that regardless of his “large differences” with BJP, he felt that these in India “placing views of” BBC, “a state-sponsored channel with a long history of prejudices against India would set a “harmful priority” and “will undermine the nation’s sovereignty.”

The Tweet triggered a backlash apparently even from his personal social gathering in Kerala. Finally, the son of a frontrunner who had a aptitude for quitting selected to announce his choice to exit from the Congress.

Well earlier than the uproar in opposition to Anil might subside, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor drew the ire of Twitterati as he questioned the timing of the documentary which, he mentioned, comes 21 years after the Gujarat riots.

“This (Gujarat riots) happened 21 years ago and it is a matter the Supreme Court has ruled on. The tragedy is something that all Indians, including Muslims, feel we now should put behind us,” he reportedly mentioned. His assertion ought to have warmed the cockles of BJP supporters’ hearts.

Tharoor, nevertheless, questioned the BJP authorities’s choice to dam the screening of the documentary. “Why would you give the British the power to disturb you?” he reacted.

Tharoor additionally dismissed Anil Antony’s view that the documentary would hurt India’s sovereignty. He mentioned that the argument that the BBC documentary would hurt India’s sovereignty is unconvincing.