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Amit Shah ‘dreams’ of growing lotus in violence-hit Bengal & SC ‘release’ order on meme case

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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In today’s featured cartoon, Mika Aziz weighs in on the clashes that broke out in West Bengal Tuesday between TMC and BJP supporters during BJP president Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally. During the clash, a statue of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was smashed. The cartoonist illustrates that Shah now dreams of strengthening the BJP in Bengal by exploiting the violence.

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

 

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar, for Deccan Herald, illustrates the embarrassment of Congress president Rahul Gandhi for remarks made by senior Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sam Pitroda. While Aiyar courted controversy after misbehaving with a journalist who questioned him about his ‘neech’ jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pitroda received backlash for his ‘hua to hua’ remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Suhail Naqshbandi | Greater Kashmir

Suhail Naqshbandi, for Greater Kashmir, weighs in on the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Kashmir.

Manjul | Firstpost

Manjul, for Firstpost, takes a jibe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her alleged connection with those involved in chit fund scam cases.

 

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Nala Ponnappa takes a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his statement about IAF aircrafts evading Pakistan radars during the Balakot air strikes due to the “cloudy weather”.

Satish Acharya | Twitter

Satish Acharya weighs in on the Supreme Court’s judgment Tuesday, asking the West Bengal police to release BJYM worker Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly sharing a meme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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