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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to the new trend of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state governments bulldozing the properties of alleged criminals. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a cue from his peer in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath (‘Bulldozer Baba’), earning the sobriquet ‘Bulldozer Mama‘. The Madhya Pradesh government demolished the homes of several people in Khargone after they were accused of throwing stones during a Ram Navami procession, leading to violence and arson.
Manjul also comments on the new trend of ‘bulldozer’ chief ministers.
E.P Unny also takes a dig at the UP and MP governments’ use of bulldozers.
While alluding to a new paper by the International Monetary Fund titled ‘Pandemic, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from India‘, which said that India has almost eliminated extreme poverty, Sajith Kumar comments on another spectre facing the country, with several states having witnessed communal clashes on Ram Navami.
Amid rising inflation and fuel prices, Alok Nirantar suggests that voters are now indifferent to economic problems, and so, politicians resort to the religion card.
Kirtish Bhatt offers a simple solution to the violence that broke out among students at Jawaharlal Nehru University Sunday, allegedly over the serving of non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami. He asks why the government doesn’t just set up separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian universities.