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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu has a witty take on Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar’s decision to walk out of the BJP-led NDA barely months after the BJP pulled a ‘rabbit out of the hat’ in Maharashtra by allegedly engineering a split in its former ally, the Shiv Sena.
R. Prasad draws on the election symbols of former NDA constituents, the Shiv Sena and the JD(U), to comment on how the same BJP that managed to return to power in Maharashtra by endorsing a rebellion against Uddhav Thackeray, lost power in Bihar when ally Nitish Kumar returned to the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) fold.
Alok Nirantan too, refers to how Nitish Kumar — who abandoned the RJD in 2017 to join hands with the BJP and has now walked out of the NDA to return to the mahagathbandhan — has retained his grip on the chief minister’s chair in Bihar.
Sajith Kumar also comments on Nitish Kumar’s decision to abandon long-time ally, the BJP, for the second time since 2013.
E. P. Unny refers to speculation about how the split in the Shiv Sena, among other issues, could have spurred the BJP-JD(U) split.