New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday received support from unexpected quarters in . Its controversy over a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With senior Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister. AK Antony’s son Anil Antony expressing reservations about the film.
Imposing the British broadcaster’s views on . Indian institutions would “undermine” the country’s sovereignty. Anil Antony said in a message on Twitter. Taking a different stance from his party and leader Rahul Gandhi.
Speaking to todaystrendnews . Mr Antony said he had “no problem” with anyone in . The Congress party, including Mr Gandhi, but, “in the 75th year of our independence. We should not allow foreigners or their institutions to. Undermine or run our sovereignty. We below the institution.”
The comments came on the same day that . Rahul Gandhi, during his ‘Bharat Joro Yatra’ with journalists in Jammu. Questioned the government’s efforts to block . The documentary from being shared online in India.
“If you read our scriptures, if you read the Bhagavad Gita or the Upanishads… you can notice that the truth always comes out. You can ban, you can suppress the press, you can control institutions, you can use the CBI. , ED (Enforcement Directorate)… But the truth is true,” he said.
“Truth shines . It has a nasty habit of coming out. So no amount of bans, repression and intimidation can stop the truth from coming out,” he added.
The comments by Anil Antony. Who until recently handled digital communications for the Congress’s Kerala unit. Also flew in the face of the party’s stand in. Kerala where various of its units have announced screenings of. The controversial documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The Center last week ordered the blocking of . Twitter posts sharing links to YouTube videos and documentaries.
The BBC documentary, which claims it investigated some aspects related to the 2002 . Gujarat riots, was trashed by the Foreign Office as a “propaganda piece. That lacked objectivity and reflected a “colonial mentality”.
The central government’s move has drawn sharp . Criticism from opposition parties like . The Congress and the Trinamool Congress for imposing “censorship”.