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

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

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt for BBC News Hindi illustrates Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections with the 10 per cent reservation for “economically weaker” upper castes.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Nala Ponnappa depicts the shrinking window for job opportunities for students competing on merit, as more and more reservation quotas set in.

Manjul | Firstpost

Manjul for Firstpost refers to the “caged parrot” label conferred on the CBI over the years, and the setback for the Modi government after the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of Alok Verma as CBI director.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

In a jibe at the scientists at the Indian Science Congress, who claimed that Newton’s and Einstein’s theories were wrong, as well as the BJP, Deccan Herald’s Sajith Kumar depicts the free fall of the saffron party, in light of the SC order reinstating Alok Verma as CBI chief, as ISC speakers look on.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu for The Times of India recaps Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule in five frames — idealising staunch right-wing leaders like Deen Dayal Upadhayay, M.S. Golwalkar, S.P. Mookerjee and V.D. Savarkar in the first four years, and in his fifth, trying to take a leaf out of former PM V.P. Singh’s book to keep his allies together.

Alok | Twitter

Cartoonist Alok depicts Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trusted aide, who took the blows from the opposition in Parliament on several key issues, including the controversial Rafale deal.

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