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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, Manjul paints a scene from the 1968 film Padosan. He casts Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mehmood’s role and the electorate in Saira Banu’s, and Congress’ Rahul Gandhi is seen lip-syncing to newly inducted Kanhaiya Kumar, like Sunil Dutt and Kishore Kumar respectively in the song Ek Chatur Naar. Jignesh Mevani is seen strumming a musical instrument as Keshto Mukherjee did. Both Mevani and Kumar joined the Congress party Tuesday.

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RS Prasad | Economic Times

With young leader Kanhaiya Kumar joining the Congress, R. Prasad imagines a conversation among the old guard of his previous party, CPI, and hints that it is stuck in the past.

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Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi and his recent ‘experiment’ with Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief, which has blown up in his face.

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Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu reacts to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation as PPCC chief by invoking his cricketing past. He depicts Sidhu first stumping Captain Amarinder Singh, then stumping himself and asking for a DRS review to get himself named ‘captain’, meaning the chief minister.

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Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa forecasts an ‘annual presidential address’ of the Congress in 2051, with an aged Rahul Gandhi still proclaiming that the party leadership must change.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

Referring to the Karl Marx Sarani, one of the most important thoroughfares in Kolkata, E.P. Unny jokes that maybe it’s time for Mamata Banerjee to find inspiration in another German, Angela Merkel, who was the German Chancellor for 16 years until she stepped down this month.

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Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya depicts a fictional conversation between Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, after reports emerged that a Dalit man was penalised after his son entered a temple in Karnataka.

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