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When lines blur between core & fringe, and who gained the most from resort politics

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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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, R. Prasad, while alluding to the Hindu philosophy of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism), delivers a sharp commentary on the ruling BJP’s disciplinary action against its now former spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, whose controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad were described by the government as the “views of fringe elements”.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured
Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar takes a dig at the ‘resort politics’ that preceded the Rajya Sabha polls. Both Congress and BJP had corralled their legislators in luxury hotels and resorts days before voting began Friday, in what appeared to be an attempt at preventing cross-voting.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter/@sajithkumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar too pokes fun at political parties confining their MLAs in hotels and resorts ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in an apparent bid to avoid poaching.

Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi
Kirtish Bhatt | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat | BBC Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt illustrates a couple’s relief about not being able to afford a house or a vehicle in his sarcastic take on the RBI’s decision to hike the repo rate (rate at which it lends to commercial banks) a move that will impact people who plan to take loans, in the form of costlier EMIs.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India | Twitter/@CartoonistSan

Referring to the Hyderabad gangrape case, in which five of the six accused are reportedly minors, Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on how society often resorts to victim-blaming.

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