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In today’s featured cartoon, Mika Aziz suggests that Janata Dal (United) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may have acquired newfound importance for Home Minister Amit Shah and the BJP after their drubbing in Delhi. Bihar, led by a BJP-JD(U) coalition, goes to the polls later this year.
Cartoonist Kaptaan suggests consensual couples are less safe on dates in modern India than louts out to sexually harass women. The reference is to news reports that appear on Valentine’s Day every year about fringe groups harassing unmarried couples, often forcing them to get married.
Sajith Kumar takes a dig on the construction of a wall in Ahmedabad to screen slums from US President Donald Trump’s view when he visits this month.
R. Prasad suggests Trump would be rather happy about finally getting his “wall”. One of the Trump presidency’s most contentious projects is a wall between the US and Mexico to “check illegal immigration”.
The price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders was increased by Rs 144/cylinder a day after Delhi assembly election results. Kirtish Bhatt weighs in on allegations that the price rise was the BJP’s vengeance on Delhi’s voters.
Alok points out the irony of the Gandhi family’s role in the Congress. It is perhaps what’s leading the Congress to its doom, but also what is keeping the party together.