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Last Laughs: Siddaramaiah’s sixer, Kejriwal’s new apology & the Cambridge Analytica effect

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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 Karnataka government’s recommendation to give Lingayats religious minority status is a dominant theme among cartoons. The lead cartoon of the day, by Irfan, compares the move to Dinesh Karthik’s recent sixer on the last ball of the Nidahas trophy finals. Since the Karnataka elections are coming up soon, the Congress government is hoping this move will take them to victory.

Jayanto in Hindustan Times shows chief minister Siddaramaiah forwarding his queen, the Lingayat issue, on the chessboard of polls.

Sagar Kumar, a cartoonist and satirist, pokes fun at bureaucratic processes in India. Even if they want to do things out of goodwill, like the Chattisgarh government deciding to keep bird feed, it might just turn out to be tokenistic.

Arvind Kejriwal’s endless apologies are still fodder for cartoonists. Neelabh Banerjee does a hilarious take on Kejriwal apologising even to EVM machines, something he has blamed for his electoral fortunes outside Delhi.

After the Cambridge Analytica scam broke out, which showed that the company illegally mined users’ data to swing elections, Satish Acharya in Sify illustrates Facebook voting on behalf of the world.

Jayanto | Hindustan Times
Sagar Kumar | Facebook

(Headline: Government offices in Chattisgarh will give water and feed to birds
Official to bird: Sign that you have received two seeds and one bottle of water)

Neelabh Banerjee | @neelabhtoons
Satish Acharya | Sify.com

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