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‘Renaissance’ takes over West Bengal as Amit Shah puts the EC on ‘mute’

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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharaya takes a jibe at BJP president Amit Shah for his comments on the Election Commission. The BJP chief called the EC a ‘mute spectator’ amid alleged poll code violations in West Bengal.

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

Uttam Ghosh | Rediff

Uttam Ghosh weighs in on the ‘renaissance’ in West Bengal in the wake of violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s grandroad show in Kolkata and the desecration of the statue of 20th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

After controversial BJP leader Pragya Singh Thakur’s remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, Sajith Kumar shows BJP workers collecting ‘materials’ for Godse’s statue by taking down statues of other leaders.

Manjul | Firstpost

As the Lok Sabha elections enter the final phase of polling this Sunday, Manjul takes a swipe at chief election commissioner Sunil Arora’s ‘umpiring’ stances through the season.

R. Prasad | The Economic Times

Referring to the Statue of Unity, R. Prasad pokes fun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘statue’ fad as he suggests that the PM’s promise of a grand ‘Vidyasagar statue’ in West Bengal reflects his belief in the ‘Gujarat model’ of development.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt takes a potshot at the Election Commission’s decision to invoke article 324 to bar all campaigning programs in West Bengal from Thursday. Bhatt illustrates an EC official waiting for all the rallies to end before he cuts off the power to the loudspeakers.

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