‘Intolerant calls to retract tweet’, AK Anthony’s son quits Congress


NEW DELHI: Senior Congress chief AK Antony’s son Anil Ok Antony on Wednesday introduced his resignation from the occasion and mentioned there have been “intolerant calls to retract a tweet by those fighting for free speech”.

Taking to Twitter, Anil Ok Antony mentioned: “I have resigned from my roles in @incindia @INCKerala. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet,by those fighting for free speech. I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on.”

He was the nationwide coordinator of the Congress’ social media cell.

In his resignation letter, Anil Ok Antony mentioned: “Contemplating the occasions from yesterday, I imagine it could be applicable for me to depart 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 want to thank everybody, particularly the Kerala state management, and Dr. Shashi Tharoor, together with numerous occasion employees, who had wholeheartedly supported and guided me at numerous instances, throughout my temporary interval right here.

“I’m certain that I’ve my very own distinctive strengths which might have enabled me to contribute very successfully to the occasion in a number of methods. Nevertheless, by now I’ve been made nicely conscious that you simply, 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 turn out to be the lone criterion of advantage. Sadly, we do not have a lot widespread floor.

“I would prefer to continue my other professional endeavors without being fed this negativity, and being involved in these destructive narratives, many against the very core interests of India. These I strongly believe will end up in the dustbin of history with time.”

In tweet, that he referred to in his Wednesday’s publish, was: “Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in placing views of BBC, a (UK) state sponsored channel with a long history of prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the The brain behind the Iraq war, over institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty.”

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