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Repeat of ‘Go, Goa, Gone’ moment for Congress & why boycott brigade’s ‘Brahmastra’ isn’t working

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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the eight Congress MLAs, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who joined the ruling BJP in Goa Wednesday. The development is being seen as a repeat of 2019 when 10 of the Congress party’s 15 MLAs in the state had defected to the BJP.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured
Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar, too, alludes to the defection of eight Congress MLAs to the ruling BJP in Goa while referring to the loyalty pledge they took in the run-up to assembly polls earlier this year.

E P Unny | The Indian Express
E P Unny | The Indian Express

E. P. Unny draws on the remarks of three-time MLA Michael Lobo who, along with seven other Congress legislators, joined the ruling BJP in Goa Wednesday. “Within the next three months, all the top leaders who strengthened the party are going to leave the Congress because there is too much indifference,” Lobo told reporters when asked about the Congress party’s ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya gives his take on how director Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, starring actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, netted Rs 105 crores in its first week despite various groups calling for the movie’s boycott.

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

R. Prasad refers to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman invoking Hindu god Hanuman to ask industry leaders to act ‘bullish’ and ramp up investments, while alluding to the mythological character of Jambavan to illustrate how India is in a bear market.

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