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Telangana’s ‘ease of trading horses’ ranking & why jail massages get a bum rap

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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya takes a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) general secretary B.L. Santhosh, who was asked to appear before the Special Investigation Team that is probing the alleged attempt to poach Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs. Acharya also refers to Modi’s often used phrase of “double engine government” — BJP at the centre and the state. Telangana will go to polls in 2023. 

Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons | Vibes of India
Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons | Vibes of India

Manjul refers to the “spat” between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held earlier. The cartoonist juxtaposes it with Xi’s brief meeting with PM Narendra Modi at G20 dinner about which there was no word from either sides.

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

Alok Nirantar highlights Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s demand to remove Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari out of the state for his remarks about Maratha icon Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Irshad Kaptan | Twitter /@irshadkaptan1
Irshad Kaptan | Twitter /@irshadkaptan1

Irshad Kaptan takes a swipe at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, whose video purportedly showing him getting massage in his cell inside the Tihar jail has triggered a political slugfest in the national capital.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa draws on human rights violations and unexplained deaths of migrant workers who formed the backbone of Qatar’s preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022. A large section of these workers were from South Asian countries, where cricket is a religion.

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