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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya comments on the changes made to school texts in Karnataka, because of which the state government has been accused of making the school curriculum “less progressive”.
The Karnataka government has been accused of removing chapters on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, as well as works by Kannada poet P. Lankesh, the founder-editor of ‘Lankesh Patrike’, Sara Aboobacker, a prominent Muslim Kannada writer, and A.N. Murthy Rao from the Class 10 Kannada language textbook.
Sajith Kumar takes a dig at the ‘Har ghar Bhajpa, har garib ka kalyan’ slogan floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week as he directed BJP workers to reach out to each household like they do during polls, in the backdrop of the stance taken by various leaders of the party on issues ranging from the Gyanvapi Mosque controversy to the “bulldozer politics” surrounding communal tension in areas like Delhi’s Jahangirpuri and Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone.
Manjul takes a swipe at how Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s decision to induct Hardik Patel backfired as the ‘firebrand’ Patidar leader resigned from the party just three years after he joined, and at a time when the Gujarat assembly polls are just months away. There is speculation that Patel, who used to be Congress’ Gujarat unit working president, might join the BJP.
EP Unny uses Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s e-Vidya initiative, which aims to deliver education in regional languages, digitally, to comment on the fuel excise duty cut announced by the central government over the weekend, at a time when it is under fire due to spiraling inflation, just months ahead of the Gujarat and Himachal assembly polls.
Nala Ponappa comments on control rooms of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) — Bengaluru’s local administrative body — being overwhelmed with rain-related complaints as the city bears the brunt of a continuous downpour.