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Last Laughs: The devotion of Modi supporters, and the crisis in the judiciary

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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.

In the lead cartoon, Ishtayeque Ansari mocks how supporters of the ruling party refuse to ever criticise the government’s policies, including the sky-high fuel prices.

Cartoonist Madhav Joshi in Dainik Jagran illustrates the frenzied manner in which the BJP President, Amit Shah, and Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, are wrestling for power in Karnataka. He has compared the bout to the ones at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Hemant Morparia illustrates ICICI Bank CEO, Chanda Kochhar, freaking out as she mishears the words ‘jail for poacher’ to be ‘jail for Kochhar.’

As Congress President Rahul Gandhi continues his visit to temples across India ahead of elections, cartoonist Irfan jokes that the rest of his family, including his brother-in-law Robert Vadra is also following suit. But for different reasons.

In the Indian Express, E.P. Unny gives his take on the crisis in the judiciary. He alludes to Justice Chelameswar’s comment that the worst fears of the four ‘dissenting’ judges would come true if Justice Ranjan Gogoi was passed for elevation as the next Chief Justice of India.

 

 

Madhav Joshi | Dainik Jagran
Hemant Morparia | Twitter
Irfan | Twitter
E.P. Unny | Indian Express

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