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.
The oil price hike has been the dominant theme in cartoons of the day. Fuel prices continue to rise around the world, and India has been hit particularly hard since it imports 80 per cent of its crude oil needs.
Kirtish Bhatt in BBC Hindi illustrates that the BJP government may be venting their frustration over the Karnataka election results on the fuel prices.
In News 18, Mir Suhail suggests the skyrocketing fuel prices may force people to devolve to an age where cars and bikes did not exist.
Cartoonist Arvind takes a jab at author Chetan Bhagat for blaming the UPA government for price hikes during their tenure while giving complex explanations to justify them under the NDA. Bhagat responded to the cartoon by tweeting: “Sweet cartoon. But my views are the same — excise duty on fuel is too high — in 2010 and in 2018. Under UPA or BJP. for Hindus or Muslims. In summer and winter. For vegetarians and non-vegetarians. for Dalits and non-Dalits. Now focus on the issue and stop ur divisive thinking (sic).”
Nala Ponnappa points out that the hike occurred after the Karnataka elections, suggesting that nothing could stop further price rise.
In The Hindu, Keshav attempts a witty take on Rahul Gandhi’s role ahead of the 2019 elections. While he may not be the king that he wants to be, Keshav suggests, he may be the kingmaker.