The best 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 from Sify, Satish Acharya takes a dig at the power games being played in Karnataka, and the fact that long-time arch rivals Congress and JD(S) seem to have become best buddies to form the government in Karnataka.
In Dainik Bhaskar, Mansoor Naqvi, in keeping with the prevailing theme of political cartoons, takes a jab at how the floor test was handled by the Congress and the BJP. The drama that followed the 15 May Karnataka results also finds place in Manjul’s cartoon for Mid-Day.
Mika Aziz, for The Indian Express, combines two big headlines — rising fuel prices and the widespread allegations of horsetrading in Karnataka — pointing out that while petrol was getting dearer, it was still cheaper than the exorbitant sums allegedly paid to legislators to jump ship.
In BBC Hindi, Kritish Bhatt talks about the trust vote, and the trust deficit party leaders face in the run-up to such exercises.