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In today’s featured cartoon, E.P. Unny mocks the BJP governments at the Centre and in the states on two burning issues, fuel price rise and the razing of ‘illegal construction’ and properties of ‘criminals’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday urged opposition-ruled states to provide consumers relief from high fuel prices by reducing VAT on petrol and diesel.
Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to the removal of nearly 11,000 loudspeakers from religious sites at the behest of Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh government. The volumes of 35,221 loudspeakers were also lowered by Wednesday evening.
Sajith Kumar draws a parallel between the crisis of unemployment and the recent language row between Kannada film star Kichha Sudeep and Hindi film star Ajay Devgn on Twitter.
Satish Acharya also comments on the debate on Hindi as ‘national language’ between actor Ajay Devgn and Kiccha Sudeep.
Kirtish Bhatt points to the rising temperatures across the country, literally and figuratively, thanks to the heat wave and incidents of hate in many states. He illustrates a news channel head apologising for misspelling ‘heat wave’ as ‘hate wave’.