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Veteran Cong leader’s son calls out those rooting for Modi documentary by ‘prejudiced’ BBC

Anil Antony said that the BBC was a state sponsored channel and has a long history of prejudices against India. Also, its numerous controversies including its association with Jack Straw, the brain behind Iraq war, brought its own role under scrutiny, many a times.

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New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader & former Defence Minister AK Antony’s son Anil K Antony has a word of caution for those ‘mindlessly’ supporting the ‘biased & partisan’ BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi.

Lashing out at those extending support to BCC over documentary on Modi, Anil Antony said that such practice will set a dangerous precedent and will only undermine our sovereignty. However, in the same breath, he wrote about his vast differences with the saffron party.

Anil Antony said that the BBC was a state sponsored channel and has a long history of prejudices against India. Also, its numerous controversies including its association with Jack Straw, the brain behind Iraq war, brought its own role under scrutiny, many a times.

It may be noted that AK Antony, a veteran Congressman enjoys close relationship with the Gandhis and also had highest positions of power during the UPA government. Now, with his son voicing discordant note & clearly differing from party line, the Antonys are only going to embarrass the Cong’s first family.

What Antony’s son tweeted

Anil Antony took to Twitter to air his views on growing clamour against Modi govt over the documentary. He said that those placing views against BBC are ‘setting a bad precedence’.


The BBC released first part of its documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’, however, after govt directions, it removed the inflammatory series.

The two part series documents the life & tenure of Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister and then BJP govt’s alleged complicity in 2002 Gujarat riots.

Opposition parties including Congress & TMC have gone overboard in slamming the Centre and questioning the censuring of YouTube channel that showed the series.

He also said that India has left behind UK in the list of surging economies and therefore, BBC’s ‘purpose & intentions’ behind the documentary are difficult to find reason with.

“We must not allow external forces to dabble in our internal matters,” he told a leading daily.

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