Rahul Gandhi Coins New Term; Says Modi’s “Hugplomacy” With Trump Failed Because Pakistan Freed Hafiz SaeedTrump hugging Modi at the White House (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today (25 November) took yet another dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Pakistan released Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed – the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed over 160 – from house arrest, saying that the Prime Minister’s “Hugplomacy” with United States President Donald Trump failed.

The soon-to-be Congress president took to Twitter and said "more hugs were urgently needed" between Modi and Trump.

Saeed was released from house arrest in Lahore yesterday (24 November).

Police guard was removed from outside of his residence where supporters gathered to celebrate the end of his house arrest.

In his first address after being released, Saeed blamed India and the United States for his detention and raked up Kashmir.

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