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