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‘Shiva’s crown atop mosques’ & Hardik’s blink-and-miss Congress stint

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, R. Prasad takes a swipe at the political controversies surrounding various mosques in the country, with several Hindu groups claiming that those mosques now stand where ancient temples once stood. 

Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat

Kirtish Bhatt takes a dig at the Congress’ reaction to Patidar leader Hardik Patel quitting the party just three years after he joined. The Congress has accused Patel of being in touch with the ruling BJP for the last six years to ensure withdrawal of cases registered against him during the Patidar quota stir.  

Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons

Manjul comments on the question of the Gandhi leadership remaining unaddressed even after the Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur, where it discussed the way forward after its disastrous performance in the assembly elections held in five states earlier this year. 

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

In his illustration, Satish Acharya takes a dig at how state-owned insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC’s) shares fell by 7.75 per cent from their allotment price, resulting in a massive loss for LIC investors. LIC had allotted shares at ₹949 each after a successful issue, which fetched Rs 20,557 crore to the government.


E P Unny | The Indian Express

E. P. Unny comments on the Supreme Court ordering the release of AG Perarivalan a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case after 31 years in prison. In its order, the SC had termed delay on the part of the Tamil Nadu Governor in issuing a pardon for Perarivalan as “extraordinary”. 

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