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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to how the legacies of Hindu Mahasabha leader Vinayak Savarkar and 18th-century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan have overshadowed important issues to become a prominent talking point in Bengaluru, also known as India’s IT Hub.
Satish Acharya draws on Gautam Adani-led Adani Group’s acquisition of 29.18 per cent stake in NDTV, which opposition parties have termed a “brazen move to control and stifle any semblance of an independent media” in an apparent reference to the rapport Adani shares with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kirtish Bhatt, too, comments on the Adani Group’s bid to acquire a majority stake in New Delhi Television (NDTV). In the illustration, a man who appears to be a security guard can be seen telling another carrying a television set on his head: “This is not the TV he is buying. Get away from here!”
Sajith Kumar delivers his take on how Aam Aadmi Party leaders, during a press conference, alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi by offering AAP MLAs Rs 20 crore each to switch parties.
R. Prasad refers to the actions of central agencies — the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) – involving opposition leaders in the backdrop of BJP toppling the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra before losing power to the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar.