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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu illustrates a woman farmer lifting up a run-over democracy, symbolising the repeal of the Modi government’s farm laws after year-long protests. The tyre marks on democracy are meant to represent the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
E.P. Unny also links the repeal of the farm laws with Lakhimpur Kheri, alluding to the fact that Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’, whose son Ashish is the prime accused for running over four farmers last month, continues to be Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, but has disappeared from public view.
Sajith Kumar takes a dig at the claim that the Modi government repealed the laws owing to electoral compulsions.
After Arvind Kejriwal announced a free pilgrimage scheme for people of Uttarakhand if the Aam Aadmi Party comes to power, R. Prasad has a Lord Ayyappa devotee questioning if the scheme can be extended to Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
Alok Nirantar draws on Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s political priorities, alluding to her continued attack on the Congress during her recent Goa visit, wherein she claimed the party was not serious about politics, and blamed it for Narendra Modi becoming more powerful.
Modi’s repeal of the farm laws has revived the demand for quashing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019. Kirtish Bhatt illustrates a conversation between a couple after reading the news; they wonder if they should also protest for the withdrawal of demonetisation, which made currency notes worth Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 worthless.
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