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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on the latest instance of ‘resort politics’, with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs from Maharashtra setting up camp at a luxury hotel in Guwahati, Assam. This comes even as Assam is in the throes of a major flood that has reportedly caused more than 100 deaths and displaced lakhs of people from their homes.

R. Prasad | Twitter/@rprasad66 | The Economic Times

R. Prasad, too, takes a dig at the Shiv Sena MLAs camping in Guwahati.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar takes a jibe at Eknath Shinde, leader of the Shiv Sena rebellion, who has justified his actions by declaring them in accordance with the “Hindutva” principles of the Sena’s late founder, Bal Thackeray — once a well-known cartoonist.

E P Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny alludes to the ongoing manoeuvring in Maharashtra politics, which has left the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state — a tripartite alliance of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, led by Sena chief and CM Uddhav Thackeray — on the verge of collapse. The rebel MLAs went first to Surat in Gujarat and then to Guwahati in Assam, both states ruled by the BJP, prompting speculation — although the latter is treading cautiously.

Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt also takes a swipe at rebel Shiva Sena MLAs and their stay at a hotel in Guwahati. In the illustration, a man can be seen saying, “I was standing outside the hotel, these people brought me inside thinking I was an MLA.”

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