Congress Leader AK Antony’s Son Anil Joins BJP Months After Quitting Party Over BBC Row

Anil Antony, son of Congress veteran and former defence minister AK Antony, joins the BJP within the presence of Union Minister and senior celebration chief Piyush Goyal in Delhi on April 6. (Picture: PTI)

Antony had earlier give up Congress on January 25, a day after going through criticism from the celebration for taking a jibe at BBC on their documentary towards PM Narendra Modi

Anil Antony, the son of Congress veteran and former defence minister AK Antony, on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) in Delhi within the presence of Union ministers Piyush Goyal and V Muraleedharan. Antony had earlier give up Congress on January 25, a day after going through criticism from the celebration for taking a jibe at BBC on its documentary towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Addressing the media after becoming a member of the celebration, Anil stated, “Today Congress staff work for one household. PM Modi has a transparent imaginative and prescient to position India in a really outstanding place in a multipolar world. As a younger Indian, it’s my accountability and responsibility to contribute to PM Modi’s imaginative and prescient…I strongly consider that I’ve taken the best step. My respect for my father will stay the identical.”

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Anil additionally thanked PM Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, BJP nationwide president JP Nadda and different celebration colleagues for giving him the chance.

Welcoming Antony within the BJP, Goyal described him as a “very grounded political employee”, who was satisfied that the BJP cares for the nation and shared PM Modi’s imaginative and prescient of sustainable progress.

Goyal stated, “Anil termed the BBC documentary an assault on the sovereignty of the nation. He stood up for India and for nationwide delight. I complement him for his braveness and conviction to face for the nation.”

Throughout his resignation, in a Twitter submit, Anil wrote: “I’ve resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala. Illiberal calls to retract a tweet, by these preventing free of charge speech. I refused. @fb wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to advertise love! Hypocrisy thy title is! Life goes on.”

Within the resignation letter Anil stated: “Contemplating the occasions from yesterday, I consider it will be applicable for me to go away all my roles within the Congress – because the Convener of KPCC Digital Media, and because the Nationwide Co-coordinator of AICC Social Media and Digital Communications Cell.”

‘I Am Deeply Pained by Anil’s Resolution’

Reacting to his son’s resolution to hitch BJP, AK Antony stated he was deeply pained by the choice of Anil and declared his unconditional loyalty to the ‘Nehru household’.

Hours after Anil joined the BJP, an emotionally charged Antony termed as “mistaken” Anil’s resolution to hitch the BJP, and stated he would proceed to be a Congressman until his final breath.

“I’m deeply pained by Anil’s resolution to hitch the BJP. It was a mistaken resolution,” the previous Kerala chief minister advised reporters. The previous Defence Minister stated he would proceed to lift his voice towards the BJP and the RSS.

Apparently responding to Anil’s allegations towards the ‘Nehru-Gandhi household, Antony stated his loyalty would all the time lie with the Nehru household, which continues to be on the forefront of the “fearless combat to safeguard the essential beliefs of India”.

Anil’s Help for PM Modi Over BBC Documentary

The BJP on Tuesday acquired help from surprising quarters with senior Congress chief and former Kerala Chief Minister A Ok Antony’s son Anil saying that putting the views of the British broadcaster over Indian establishments would “undermine” the nation’s sovereignty.

Anil Antony had dealt with the digital communications of the grand previous celebration’s Kerala unit until just lately. His remarks come at a time when numerous wings of the state Congress have introduced that the screening of the controversial documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots, when Modi was that state’s chief minister, can be executed within the state.

In a tweet, Anil stated regardless of giant variations with the 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 priority.

(with inputs from PTI)

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