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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya pays tribute to singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, who succumbed to a suspected heart attack at the age of 53, soon after performing at a concert in Kolkata Tuesday. Considered one of Bollywood’s most talented singers, KK had also recorded songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati.
Alok Nirantar comments on the Maharashtra government receiving Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues worth Rs 14,145 crore from the Centre, with the opposition BJP demanding further reduction of state taxes on fuel.
Petrol and diesel each cost Rs 95.52 per litre in Maharashtra as on 1 June. Last month, soon after the Centre had cut excise duty on fuel, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had demanded that the same be reduced further.
Kirtish Bhatt takes a dig at politicians switching to parties they had previously criticised, in an apparent reference to the recent spate of exits from the Congress. While former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has jumped ship to the BJP, reports suggest that ex-Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel is also set to join the party.
Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the constant friction between Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and lieutenant-governor (L-G), at a time when the Congress has sought Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s resignation over the murder of singer-rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, which it says has “exposed the law & order situation of Punjab”.
Unlike Delhi, which is a union territory where the police takes orders from the Centre, in Punjab, the onus of law and order is on the Mann-led state government.
R. Prasad has this sarcastic take on the arrest of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case. Days after his arrest, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had called Jain the “epitome of honesty”. His party has always portrayed itself as an anti-corruption crusader.