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Last Laughs: Anna Hazare’s app, Modi Mann reading ki baat app, and data leaks

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The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online or on social media and are credited appropriately.

As BJP and Congress continue to blame each other for data breaches on social media and gathering voters’ personal information, the lead cartoon by Kamal shows the bleak situation of the poor in the country. They wish some ‘atta‘ or wheat would leak to them.

Hemant Morparia’s cartoon is on India’s diversity and how political parties continue to use it as a tool to get votes. The Congress-led government in Karnataka recently recommended minority status for the Lingayat community.

E.P. Unny’s cartoon in Indian Express deals with the aftermath of the alleged data mining by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s app. Now the government wants harness people’s ‘Mann ki baat’ (thoughts of the mind), he says.

Jayanto in Hindustan Times depicts Anna Hazare’s second indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi over the appointment of a Lokpal and farmer grievances. Hazare’s team member tells him that an anti-corruption movement is needed to protect user data, but brewing behind them is another idea for a diabolical app.

Ishtayeque Ansari shows the eagerness of the ruling party to form alliances and welcome new members or defectors from other parties, but if allies leave they risk dealing with the CBI, police and the Income Tax.

Hemant Morparia | Twitter

E.P. Unny | Indian Express
Jayanto | Hindustan Times
Ishtyaque Ansari | Facebook

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