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The weight that’s sinking Congress, India’s Russia-Ukraine ‘neutrality’ and a misfired missile

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, Alok Nirantar mocks the unanimous confidence reposed by the Congress in the leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, at a Working Committee meeting after yet another debacle in the assembly polls. In Nirantar’s imagining, the mother-son duo drags the party to the bottom, offering to resign, to the loud protestation of a sinking Congress leader.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald
Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar alludes to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s statement that Rahul Gandhi should take over as the Congress president, even after his poor run in the role, and the unceasing disasters under his leadership thereafter. The move can only play into the BJP’s hands, the cartoonist suggests.

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

Nala Ponnappa turns an ironic eye on India’s supposedly pro-Russian stance during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. India is among the countries which, claiming neutrality, have desisted from openly criticising Russia for triggering the crisis.

Manjul | Vibes of India
Manjul | Vibes of India

Manjul comments on the state of the Indian economy, after the rupee fell to a historically low-level against the US dollar. From the bottom of the chasm into which it has fallen, it dreams of a rescue, a la Operation Ganga, which brought back stranded Indians from war-torn Ukraine.

R. Prasad | Economic Times
R. Prasad | Economic Times

R. Prasad mocks the incident where a misfired Indian missile, an unarmed BrahMos, crashed into Pakistani territory. India labelled it as an “accidental” launch of a missile caused by “technical malfunction”. Prasad wonders if it’s time to develop missiles with the US.

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