Dr P Sarin | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress state leadership has appointed Dr P Sarin as the new digital media and digital platform convenor replacing Anil Antony, who had resigned from the post following uproar over his comments on the BBC’s controversial documentary.
Dr Sarin, who was a civil service official, joined the Congress after resigning from services. He had contested in the Assembly polls from Ottapalam, but tasted defeat.
Meanwhile, VT Balram has been given the charge of digital media as he is a KPCC office bearer. The digital media cell will also include BRM Shafeer, Rahul Mamkootathil, TR Rajesh, Nisha Soman, Veena S Nair and Tara Tojo Alex among others.
Anil Antony, son of former defence minister AK Antony, resigned from his posts in Congress a day after he condemned BBC's documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi - ‘India: The Modi Question’.
Taking to Twitter, the leader wrote, "Despite large differences with BJP, I think those in India placing views of BBC, a (UK) state-sponsored channel with a long history of India prejudices, and of Jack Straw, the brain behind the Iraq war, over Indian institutions is setting a dangerous precedence, will undermine our sovereignty."
Following the remarks, Anil Antony resigned from the posts of the national coordinator of the AICC social media and digital communication cell and the digital media convenor of KPCC.