The Congress MP's remark, like Mani Shankar Aiyar's chaiwala jibe, may to the party's dismay dent its chances of winning.
While Beijing and Washington contest the future, India must use this window of opportunity to create its own global nous.
British justice is relatively swift, but it does not move at the speed India would like it to.
Foreign media has for long taken western geopolitical, military, intellectual and cultural hegemony for granted.
A campaign for building the Ram Mandir will win votes but cow vigilantism will not.
The anniversary should not be an opportunity for BJP to score political points over Congress, but reflect within.
While Aurangzeb and Shujaat Bukhari were killed, the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control during Ramzan at will.
A Modi-II government, if it is formed in 2019, will likely resemble a UPA-II government when the Congress won 206 seats and its allies lifted it past 272 seats.
The PM has little time to live up to promises before the people announce their verdict in May 2019.
The results of the by-polls, especially in Kairana, are a reminder that, against a united Opposition, the ally-short BJP will be severely tested in 2019.