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In today’s featured cartoon, Kirtish Bhatt comments on the alcohol poisoning in Gujarat where at least 30 people have died after drinking spurious liquor. The state government has set up a three-member panel to investigate the hooch deaths. In an apparent reference to Gujarat being a dry state where sale and consumption of liquor is prohibited, the cartoon shows a government official asking: “Should I investigate the sale of poisoned alcohol or the sale of alcohol?”
R. Prasad also takes up the Gujarat alcohol poisoning, which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi referred to while defending its new excise policy from criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Alok Nirantar takes a swipe at Maharashtra’s two-man cabinet, consisting of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis that is. The duo has a tough task in hand — accommodating the promises they made to the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and Independents who supported the coup against the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
E. P. Unny takes a dig at the suspension of 23 opposition MPs from both Houses of Parliament in the past two days in an ongoing standoff with the government. While 19 Rajya Sabha MPs are suspended for a week, four Lok Sabha members will be out for the entire monsoon session.
Nala Ponnappa comments on the controversy surrounding Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh’s nude photoshoot for Paper magazine and the First Information Report (FIR) filed by a Mumbai-based NGO for allegedly hurting the sentiments of women and insulting their modesty.
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