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Opposition’s classic bishop sacrifice & the fire engulfing Mamata’s ‘Poribartan’ model

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.

In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul comments on allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “misusing” central agencies to target opposition leaders in the backdrop of the arrests of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee in connection with the alleged West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) scam and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut over irregularities in the Patra Chawl redevelopment project. The illustration draws on the theme of the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad underway in Chennai.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Twitter/@CartoonistSan | The Times of India

Alluding to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka which forced the Rajapaksas to vacate their seat of power, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on how the power structure in the island nation is different from political realities in Pakistan – also seeking an IMF bailout – where the Army calls the shots.

E P Unny | The Indian Express
Drawing on ‘Paribartan‘ (change), the rallying cry she gave out in the 2011 West Bengal Assembly polls, E.P. Unny refers to how Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee – branded a firebrand politician – was unable to pre-empt the arrest of her close aide Partha Chatterjee.
Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar comments on the arrest of Uddhav Thackeray loyalist Sanjay Raut amid allegations against the BJP of using central agencies to widen the split within the Thackeray and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena.

R Prasad | Twitter/@rprasad66 | Economic Times

R. Prasad takes a jibe at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for his remarks that Mumbai would cease to be the financial capital of India without Gujaratis and Rajasthanis, while alluding to John Bull – a fictional character deemed to be the personification of the UK – to point out how Mumbai flourished as an economic hub under British rule.

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