BJP State general secretary K. Surendran has accused Defence Minister A.K. Antony of keeping a “studied silence” on India's reluctance to ban Endosulfan. “Mr. Antony, as a Cabinet member from Kerala, should set aside politics and break his silence since the State is witnessing raging protests against India's lukewarm response to environmental issues at the ongoing global meet in Geneva,” Mr. Surendran said here.