Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over President Donald Trump’s U-turn regarding Pakistan and seemed to question the Modi government’s earlier claims of a “new phase in Indo-US relationship.”
Tagging the U.S. President’s official twitter handle, Mr. Gandhi tweeted,“Modi ji quick; looks like President Trump needs another hug.”
During Mr. Modi’s U.S. trip in June, President Trump had called him a “true friend” and accused “Pakistan of housing the very terrorists we (U.S.) are fighting. That will have to change, and that will change immediately.”
From mutual admiration to bear hugs, Mr. Modi and Mr. Trump’s personal chemistry suggested a new diplomatic equation, especially, with regard to Pakistan. But on Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “Starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders. I want to thank them for their cooperation on many fronts.”
The about-turn in the U.S. President’s views about Pakistan came a day after Pakistani security forces safely rescued an American family from the captivity of the Haqqani terror network. Mr. Gandhi’s friend and the former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “There is certainly a new edginess to tweets from this handle. The gloves are off.”
Courtesy The Hindu.