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TV channels in pickle after BJP acts against ‘fringe elements’ & 100 days of war in Ukraine

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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 takes a swipe at debates on news channels while referring to the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s suspension of its national spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, and expulsion of Delhi BJP media in-charge Naveen Kumar Jindal, over their controversial comments on the Prophet Muhammad. Sharma had made her remarks during such a TV debate, while Jindal expressed similar sentiments on social media.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya also refers to the BJP’s disciplinary actions against its two spokespersons, whose remarks were characterised as the views of “fringe elements” by the government in response to a diplomatic backlash. This was ridiculed by opposition leaders, who claimed that these views were mainstream in the BJP and not “fringe”.

Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons | News9Live

Also drawing on the BJP’s disciplinary actions, Manjul comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imperative to maintain ties with Middle Eastern countries, which are demanding that the government officially condemn the controversial statements.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India | Twitter/@CartoonistSan
Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India | Twitter/@CartoonistSan

With five Congress leaders having moved to the BJP in Punjab, and fear of similar defections looming in Rajasthan ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls, Sandeep Adhwaryu illustrates an alleged benefit of switching parties — freedom from investigation and legal action over skeletons in the closet.


E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny takes a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose war on Ukraine has now been going on for more than 100 days — having passed Earth Day (22 April), and now, Environment Day (5 June).

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