On Saturday Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Narendrabhai, बात नहीं बनी. Terror mastermind is free. President Trump just delinked Pak military funding from LeT. Hugplomacy fail. More hugs urgently.”
Rahul Gandhi’s tweet was like a spear with two heads. One was directed towards the great mutual relationship between US President Donald Trump and PM Modi. Second, the release of Hafiz Saeed. The brain behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
The tweet came as a consequence of US Congress’ passing a bill on Saturday to delink the Haqqani Network from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
On Friday, the bill was sent to President Donald Trump for signing, which will turn it into a law.
The National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018 provides USD 700 million for reimbursing Pakistan for monitoring the Pak-Afghan border, but withholds half of the amount.
Pakistan released Hafiz Saeed on the eve of ninth anniversary of the tragic 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
Rahul Gandhi’s jibe didn’t go unanswered. BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao took to twitter in no time and tweeted his way out.
“Rahul baba, आदतें नहीं बदली हैं For once, stand with the country & not with Terrorists as is your habit. You are a known sympathiser of LeT. WikiLeaks & Ishtar Jahan case cover-up exposed your links. BTW, have you congratulated your "Hafeez Saheb's" on his release yet?”
Veteran Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “It is shameful. It deserves to be condemned. The BJP leaders have lost their mental balance in arrogance. Gandhi is the leader of Congress, which has made sacrifices in fighting terrorism and for the integrity of India...for them to say such a thing, I will say it has hit a new low."