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Last Laughs: Nitish Kumar’s woes, the best April Fool’s gag and mutt-hopping in Karnataka

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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.

The lead cartoon by Jayanto in Hindustan Times shows Amit Shah’s worst dream: the religious minority status proposed for Lingayats by the Congress-led Karnataka government tampering with the BJP’s campaign. The cartoon pokes fun at the BJP president and the Australian cricket players accused of ball tampering.

Kirtish Bhat in BBC Hindi suggests that Indian people do not need April Fool’s day to be fooled, they have been waiting for Narendra Modi’s promised ‘achhe din’ to arrive since 2014 when the BJP government was voted to power.

Nala Ponnappa pokes fun of the temple tours that each party’s leaders, from Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi, are embarking on ahead of the Karnataka elections.

Manjul in Mid-day shows how men usually dominate any legal discourse about women. Though several Muslim women have sought triple talaq be banned, orthodox Muslim men have protested against it and have sought the preservation of the sharia law.

Satish Acharya in Sify illustrates the plight of Nitish Kumar. Since Kumar and JD(U) broke away from the RJD-Congress in 2017 and joined the BJP-led NDA, his seat is being chipped away by communal tensions.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hindi

(“It is not our tradition to fool someone after looking at the calendar.”
Newspaper reads: ‘Achhe Din’)

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter
Manjul | Mid-Day
Satish Acharya | Sify

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