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‘When we were cheetah’d of acche din’, and meet the other animal BJP is welcoming

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

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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya takes a dig at the release of eight cheetahs from Namibia in an enclosure at Kunu National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The cheetahs were declared extinct from India in 1952. The cartoonist alludes to the ‘Achhe Din’ (Good Days) that was promised by the BJP leadership to the people.

Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons | Vibes of IndiaManjul
Manjul | Twitter/@MANJULtoons | Vibes of IndiaManjul

Manjul illustrates how PM Modi has entered the people’s minds with his photo-ops featuring exotic animals such as a peacock at his residence, a parrot in Gujarat and now leopards in Kuno.

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

Alok Nirantar highlights the lack of media coverage and public awareness regarding the death of over 67,000 cows across India from Lumpy Skin Disease vis-à-vis the spotlight on the re-introduction of the cheetah in the country.

E P Unny | The Indian Express
E P Unny | The Indian Express

E. P. Unny draws on the space occupied by the Bharatiya Janata Party on welcoming  cheetahs from Namibia as well as politicians switching allegiance in various states — the latest being from Goa where eight of the total 11 Congress MLAs joined the ruling party.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa refers to the trouble the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the people are in because of encroachments on storm water drains, which turned the waterlogging into a major crisis in Karnataka capital.

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