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Budget for a dozing economy, Sitharaman’s tightrope & Economic Survey’s doublespeak

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

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

In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar takes a jibe at the Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday, and its failure to announce any major economic reforms to tackle the economic slowdown.

Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Arindam Mukherjee borrows from a popular television ad of a bathing soap to denote the sops in Sitharaman’s budget.

Mika Aziz |Twitter

Mika Aziz illustrates the tightrope that Sitharaman was walking while presenting the budget.

Manjul | First post

Manjul comments on the recently released Economic Survey 2019-20, which projected growth at 6-6.5 per cent in the next fiscal.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter

Sajith Kumar also takes a dig at the Economic Survey, and Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian, for blaming global economic slowdown for the problems plaguing India. Ironically, in January, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Gita Gopinath had blamed the Indian economy for the global economic slowdown.

Satish Acharya | Twitter

Satish Acharya illustrates the two important events of the week — Union Budget for the ailing economy and the shooting at Jamia Millia Islamia.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hind

In light of President Ram Nath Kovind stating that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) fulfils Mahatma Gandhi’s wishes, Kirtish Bhatt asks a serious question — did he want demonetisation and GST as well?

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