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Mamata Banerjee’s ‘swearing’ event, and shadow of Rahul Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

After Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers to resign from his post, R. Prasad in (today’s featured cartoon) highlights the dilemma of a party that has reduced itself to a shadow of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu depicts West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee decision to sit on a ‘dharna’ during PM-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. The cartoonist adds to the punch by referring to this week’s development, as several TMC MLAs and municipal councillors joined the BJP.

 

Manjul | Mid-Day

As West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to attend PM-elect Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony, Manjul depicts the TMC chief’s love for ‘swearing’ events.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Nala Ponnappa highlights the death of Dr. Payal Tadvi, a 26-year-old gynaecologist in BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, who allegedly committed suicide over caste-based harassment by her seniors.

Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media Group

With BJP’s big win in Lok Sabha elections, Alok Nirantar caricatures the fear of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan chief ministers — H.D. Kumaraswamy, Kamal Nath and Ashok Gehlot, respectively — anticipating the ruling party’s manoeuvres to oust the Congress-led governments in these three states.

Swathi Vadlamoodi | Twitter

Swathi Vadlamoodi depicts PM-elect Narendra Modi’s ‘swearing-in ceremony’, alluding to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur’s controversial remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

 

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