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, Kirtish Bhatt comments on Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao’s foray into national politics with the renaming of his party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), to Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) with an eye on 2024 Lok Sabha polls. In the illustration, a loudspeaker bearing BRS’s initials echo: “Hello… Hello… Testing…”
Nala Ponnappa alludes to Tamil film-maker Vetrimaaran’s remarks that Rajaraja Chola was “not a Hindu king” as depicted in Mani Ratnam’s latest movie, ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part One‘.
Satish Acharya takes a jibe at four Kannada newspapers for carrying full page ads paid for by the BJP attacking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The ads, which resembled news articles, were a collection of old news articles critical of the Congress party.
Sajith Kumar gives his take on Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju’s statement that the Centre is in talks with the Election Commission over legislative backing for “major electoral reforms”.
Alok Nirantar draws on the tussle between factions of the Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde over the party symbol, a bow and arrow.