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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on America’s failure to take decisive action to curb its gun culture while referring to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas, where an 18-year old gunman opened fire, killing 19 children and two adults Tuesday.
Soon after the shooting, US President Joe Biden had made a speech from the White House condemning the incident. “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to gun lobbying?” he had asked, triggering a strong reaction on social media, with people saying that he, being President, must “do something”.
Manjul takes a dig at Kapil Sibal’s exit from the Congress, days before the end of his tenure as a Rajya Sabha member. The former Union minister made the announcement Wednesday, shortly after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha as an independent candidate backed by the Samajwadi Party.
Alok Nirantar takes a swipe at the Congress in light of back-to back exits, including that of Patidar leader Hardik Patel, former Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar, and the latest departure of former Union minister Kapil Sibal.
R. Prasad too takes a dig at the exodus of senior leaders from the Congress, while alluding to the party’s call for a 3500-km ‘Bharat Jodo’ yatra. In the cartoon, a Congress leader explains that the party’s senior leaders have been told that it is not a ‘pad yatra’ so they won’t have to travel by foot.
Kirtish Bhatt comments on the Oxfam Report that pointed out how the Covid-19 pandemic has widened the wealth gap. According to the report, 573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic, at the rate of one every 30 hours, while nearly one million people could be pushed into extreme poverty every 33 hours this year.