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Vidyasagar’s ‘warning’ and Mamata as Amit Shah’s ‘mirror image’

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R. Prasad weighs in on the desecration of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue in West Bengal and suggests that today it was his statue that was vandalised, tomorrow it might be of another Bengali social reformer Raj Ram Mohan Roy, who had fought tooth and nail to abolish the custom of Sati.

Satish Acharya | Photo: @satishacharya | Twitter

Satish Acharya takes a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment Wednesday, requesting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to make his offensive caricature and gift it to him after 23 May, when the Lok Sabha poll results will be announced. The PM’s comment comes after a BJP worker was arrested in Bengal for allegedly making a meme of Mamata.

Mika aziz| Photo: @MikaAziz | Twitter

Mika Aziz takes a potshot at Election Commission for raining clean chits on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while banning opposition leaders from election campaigning for code of conduct violations.

Sajith Kumar | Photo: @sajithkumar | Twitter

Sajith Kumar, for Deccan Herald, takes a dig at BJP president Amit Shah’s statement at a press conference Wednesday where he claimed that BJP will cross 300 seats after the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Neelabh Banerjee | Photo: @NeelabhToons | Twitter

Neelabh Banerjee weighs in on the violence that took place in West Bengal during BJP president Amit Shah’s road show earlier this week. In the violence, a statue of Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was smashed, leading to heated blame game between the BJP and Trinamool Congress.

Alok Nirantar | Photo: @caricatured | Twitter

Alok Nirantar takes a jibe at BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for accusing each other of being a threat to democracy in the backdrop of violence in Bengal earlier this week.

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