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Hold your nose to climb to the top of Delhi politics & how to cook up a spicy manifesto

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, Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the blame game the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been locked in over, among other things, issues surrounding garbage and sewage in the Capital ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The BJP has been in power in the MCD since 2007.

The civic elections are scheduled to be held on 4 December, 2022.

E P Unny | The Indian Express
E P Unny | The Indian Express

In his cartoon, E.P. Unny refers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat. On the show’s 95th episode, which aired Sunday, Modi spoke of achievements that should bring national pride to the country — ranging from the launch of Vikram-S rocket to India taking over presidency of the G20 from 1 December, 2022.

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

Kirtish Bhatt’s cartoon refers to the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections. The BJP released its manifesto last week in which it has promised to implement the Gujarat Uniform Civil Code, create an anti-radicalisation cell in the state to “identify and eliminate potential threats and sleeper cells of the terrorist organisations”, along with free education for girls from kindergarten to postgraduate level, and over 1 lakh jobs for women and much more.

The cartoon reads: “The party high command is very upset. Why are you repeatedly bringing up issues about education, peace and development during election season?”

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Cartoonist Satish Acharya illustrates the incident at Manipal Institute of Technology where a Muslim student confronted his professor after the teacher linked the student’s name to terrorist Ajmal Kasab, executed in 2012.

Sorit/ Twitter: @down2earthindia
Sorit | Twitter/ @down2earthindia

Sorit’s sardonic cartoon refers to the two Indian turtle species — the red-crowned roofed turtles and Leith’s soft-shell turtle — which have made it to the Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and are facing high risk of extinction. The finish line, for these turtles, Sorit shows, is drawing closer.

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