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  • BBC documentary row: AK Antony's son resigned from Congress posts
  • Anil Antony had criticised those supporting BBC series on PM Modi
  • Anil Antony had called support to BBC documentary 'dangerous precedent'

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BBC's Modi documentary: ex-defence minister AK Antony's son quits Congress posts, slams 'hypocrisy'

His resignation came a day after he criticised those supporting the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Anil K Antony, the son of former Defence minister and Congress veteran AK Antony, announced his resignation from party posts on 25 January 2023.

His resignation came a day after he criticised those supporting the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots. Antony had said that reiterating BBC's views was setting a dangerous precedent and undermining India's sovereignty.

On 25 January, he said that he had received "intolerant calls" to retract his earlier tweet by those "fighting for free speech". He added that he was receiving hate messages by those claiming to support Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra as a "trek of love".

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