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EC wants voters to know what goes into making ‘revdi’ & how fake news crossed Lakshman Rekha

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, E.P. Unny gives his take on a proposal by the Election Commission to make it mandatory for political parties to disclose the “financial implications” of poll promises and the “ways and means” to finance them in the backdrop of PM Modi’s ‘revdi culture’ remark at a public meeting in July this year.

Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi
Kirtish Bhatt |Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt draws on Dussehra celebrations while emphasising the need to counter fake news. In the illustration, a woman watching a 10-headed effigy of ‘fake news’ fashioned after Ravana asks fellow spectators: “What do they say? Triumph of truth over falsehood?”

Manjul | The Economic Times | @MANJULtoons
Manjul | The Economic Times | @MANJULtoons

Manjul depicts the immense disparity between utilisation of natural resources by corporates and their contributions in the form of corporate social responsibility commitments.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on the withdrawal of an order issued by a Himachal Pradesh police official asking journalists to furnish ‘character certificates’ in order to be able to cover PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the state.

Sajith Kumar | The Deccan Herald | @sajithkumar
Sajith Kumar | The Deccan Herald | @sajithkumar

Sajith Kumar alludes to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s annual Vijayadashmi address where he said that the Sangh “resolves to stand on the side of brotherhood, amity and peace”. Bhagwat also said that “some are engaging in scare-mongering” by claiming that the RSS poses a danger to minorities in India.

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