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Last Laughs: Painting it orange in Yogi’s UP and the Chennai IPL shoe-stopper

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The best Indian 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.

The lead cartoon by Surendra in The Hindu shows an indifferent Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is so focussed on getting people to hear his agenda that he can’t seem to hear what their problems are.

Many cartoons of the day focussed on Yogi Adityanath and Uttar Pradesh, where jingoism and saffronisation seem to have taken over legal and executive decisions. The BJP government recently replaced a vandalised statue of B.R. Ambedkar with one in which he wore orange clothes instead of the usual blue. Manjul in Firstpost takes a jab at Adityanath’s government reinventing Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar as a Hindu seer. Cartoonist Sajith Kumar says Ambedkar is the real “survivor” after facing so many efforts by the Adityanath government to appropriate his Dalit identity. Satish Acharya mocks the UP government’s tendency to take cows more seriously than women’s safety in light of the Unnao rape case.

In other news, shoes were thrown at players during the Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders IPL cricket match in Chennai. Sanket Jack illustrates the anti-IPL protest, which took place in light of the Centre’s delay in forming the Cauvery Management Board.

Manjul | Firstpost
Satish Acharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter
Sajith Kumar | Twitter
Sanket Jack | Jackartoons Twitter

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