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In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul comments on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh government preventing the entry of opposition politicians in Lakhimpur Kheri for over two days, even as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations for the 75th year of India’s independence take place elsewhere in the state.
Alok Nirantar alludes Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s detainment and arrest by the UP administration in Sitapur, and the political mileage she has got out of it.
R. Prasad takes a dig at the Supreme Court for issuing notice to 43 farmers’ organisations for removal of road blockades along the Delhi-NCR border, and alludes to the SUV that allegedly ran over farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Sandeep Adhwaryu refers to Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra’s claim that his son, Ashish Mishra, was not in the car that ran over protesting farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri clash Sunday, and likens the situation to the way the rising fuel prices have affected the common person.
Sajith Kumar refers to the Nobel Prize in Medicine, which was awarded for research on temperature and touch, to suggest that the Narendra Modi government is failing to see the need for an empathetic touch in light of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.