Anil Antony, Son Of Former Union Minister And Congress Leader AK Antony, Joins BJP

Former Union Minister And Congress Chief AK Antony’s son Anil Antony joined the BJP on Thursday in presence of Union ministers Piyush Goyal and V Muraleedharan. Antony had stop the Congress in January this 12 months after he defied his social gathering line and criticised a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Right this moment, a number of Congress staff and leaders consider it’s their ‘dharma’ to work for a household. My ‘dharma’ is to work for the nation,” Anil Antony mentioned after becoming a member of the BJP.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a really clear imaginative and prescient of placing India in a number one place in a multi-polar world,” he additional mentioned.

Antony had then mentioned he was quitting Congress over “illiberal calls to retract a tweet”.

“I’ve resigned from my roles in Congress. Illiberal calls to retract a tweet, by these combating without cost speech. I refused. Fb wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love! Hypocrisy thy identify is! Life goes on,” Anil Antony, who headed Congress’ IT wing in Kerala, had tweeted.

The controversy erupted after Antony termed the BBC documentary on Modi a “harmful precedent”.

“Regardless of giant variations with BJP, I believe these in India putting views of BBC, a (UK) state sponsored channel with a protracted historical past of India prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the mind behind the Iraq conflict, over Indian establishments is setting a harmful priority, it’ll undermine our sovereignty,” Antony had tweeted.

In his resignation letter, Anil Antony wrote, “Contemplating the occasions from Tuesday, I consider it could be acceptable for me to depart all my roles within the Congress – because the convenor of the KPCC digital media, and because the nationwide coordinator of AICC social media and digital communication cell.”

“Kindly think about this as my resignation letter. I wish to thank everybody, particularly the Kerala state management and Shashi Tharoor, together with numerous social gathering staff, who had wholeheartedly supported and guided me at varied occasions, throughout my temporary interval right here,” he had mentioned.

“I’m certain that I’ve my very own distinctive energy which might have enabled me to contribute very successfully to the social gathering in a number of methods. Nevertheless, by now, I’ve been made properly conscious that you just, your colleagues and the coterie across the management are solely eager to work with a bunch of sycophants and chamchas, who would unquestionably be at your beck and name. This has grow to be the lone criterion of benefit. Sadly we do not have a lot widespread floor,” he additional mentioned.

“I would favor to proceed with my different skilled endeavours with out being fed this negativity and being concerned in these damaging narratives, many towards the very core pursuits of India. These I strongly consider will find yourself within the dustbin of historical past with time,” he concluded.

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