Thiruvananthapuram: The veteran Congress leader and son of former Kerala Chief Minister AK Antony, Anil, resigned from all his party posts on Wednesday following widespread criticism of his tweet against the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

Anil Antony announced his resignation via a tweet in which he said he was receiving ‘intolerant calls’ to take down his tweet against the documentary and Facebook’s ‘hate/abuse wall’ over the same issue. encouraged to make the decision.

In part of the redacted resignation letter, which he posted on his Twitter account, Anil said, “Given the events of yesterday, I believe it would be appropriate for me to step down from all of my roles in Congress – as Head of KPCC Digital Media, and as National Coordinator of AICC’s Social Media and Digital Communications Cell.”

Anil had tweeted on Tuesday that despite big differences with the BJP, those who support and place the views of the British broadcaster and former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, the “mastermind behind the war in Iraq” (involving the coalition led by the United States in 2003) on Indian institutions set a dangerous precedent.

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