Veteran Congress leader AK Antony remained evasive over resignation of his son, Anil, from all party posts. When asked about Anil Antony’s resignation, AK Antony replied, “He resigned from the past, the matter is over”.

Anil Antony had resigned from his posts in KPCC Digital Media and AICC Social Media and Digital Communications Cell on January 24 following an uproar over his criticism of BBC documentary, ‘India: The Modi Question’. Anil Antony had said that his decision was prompted by the “intolerant calls” for him to retract or change his tweet and the “abuses” — from even within the party — against him on social media.

Anil, however, clarified that he was not giving up primary membership of the party.

Following his resignation, the Kerala Congress hit out at Anil, saying that those with different opinions may seek other avenues.


Addressing his party workers, Congress leader AK Antony said that they should work hard to oust the PM Modi-led government at the Centre in the 2024 general elections.

“We should start the second phase of the yatra. The second phase means you should weaken the forces that are spreading hatred. We should isolate such forces and ensure that they lose power. In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, we should remove them from power. Only then will our yatra be complete,” Ak Antony said.

He urged the opposition parties to join hands with the Congress to challenge the BJP-led government.

“They should be ousted democratically, and not through revolution. The Congress knows that they cannot do it alone. Rahul Gandhi had invited all those who are willing to cooperate with the Congress to Kashmir (during Bharat Jodo Yatra). Many came, and many did not. I hope that in future they will also be part of it,” Ak Antony said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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