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ED’s ‘unsolicited love’ for opposition & why Maharashtra needs a carpenter

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, Sajith Kumar alludes to allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘misusing’ central agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate (ED), to target opposition leaders in the backdrop of a raid on the office of the National Herald, and the arrests of now-suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in the alleged West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) recruitment scam and Patra Chawl redevelopment case respectively.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar takes a dig at Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, who despite having been in government for over a month now, are yet to induct ministers into their Cabinet.

E P Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny, too, alludes to the ED raid on Herald House — the office of National Herald in Delhi’s ITO — and how the action has triggered protests by the Congress party which coincided with the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.

R Prasad | Twitter/@rprasad66 | Economic Times

R. Prasad comments on the Supreme Court suggesting the formation of a specialised body to examine the issue of “irrational freebies” in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement last month that “revadi culture” (freebie culture) is “very dangerous” for the development of the country.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya delivers his take on the controversy over the ownership of ‘Silly Souls’, a bar in North Goa’s Assagao village, that made headlines after it was alleged that the establishment was owned by Union minister Smriti Irani’s daughter — a charge the owners have denied.

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