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In today’s featured cartoon, R. Prasad takes a dig at the BJP over the hijab row in Karnataka, specifically over the news that the party has conveyed to its state leaders that it shouldn’t be seen as against Muslim women, even as girl students are forced to take off their headscarves to attend school.
Satish Acharya also illustrates the hijab row, showing a girl student without a hijab, presumably Hindu, trying to prevent one with a headscarf from sliding down the slope of communal polarisation.
Alok Nirantar mocks Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s response to former PM Manmohan Singh for his criticism of the Modi government’s handling of the economy, at a time when inflation has become a big issue.
Sajith Kumar comments on Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh for allegedly threatening voters in Uttar Pradesh by making his “vote-for-BJP-or-face-bulldozer” comment. He shows BJP chief J.P. Nadda pulling up the MLA for not checking with the party high command.
E. P. Unny draws upon reports of former MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange, Chitra Ramkrishna, who is currently under investigation for a ‘glaring breach’ of regulations, as she allegedly shared secret data with a faceless spiritual guru living in the Himalayas.
Kirtish Bhatt weighs in on Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s “bhaiye” remark on migrant workers from UP and Bihar, which invited the ire of opposition leaders. He illustrates migrant workers sitting atop a bus and hoping some day, a leader from their state will avenge this comment by providing them employment.