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.
In the lead cartoon, Keshav in The Hindu has a witty take on JD(S) chief Deve Gowda’s predicament as the Karnataka elections get closer. The cartoonist says PM Narendra Modi’s unprecedented praise has chained a struggling Gowda, who has responded by saying there is no possibility of an alliance with the BJP.
Satish Acharya in Sify shows that in Karnataka the importance of the national leadership of the BJP and Congress differs. While Rahul Gandhi’s strongest card is Siddaramaiah, the BJP’s star campaigner is none other than Modi, while former Karnataka CM B.S. Yeddyurappa takes a back seat.
Mansoor Naqvi in the Dainik Bhaskar pokes fun at the supposed moral upper hand that Rahul Gandhi is trying to keep in the face of staunch attacks from Modi.
Sandeep Adhwaryu in Times of India mocks ultra-nationalists and right-wingers because they might have little to do if not for the existence of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Kirtish Bhatt in BBC Hindi takes a jab at the celebration of Press Freedom Day in India. He suggests that in India, it is more about TRPs on the ‘primetime’ debates than about news.
Cartoonist Irfaan compares the to-and-fro between the government and the SC collegium on the elevation of Justice K.M. Joseph to Sunny Deol’s famous dialogue from the film Damini.