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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar pokes fun at Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde who, upon his return from the World Economic Forum in Davos, said Xavier Bettel — the Prime Minister of Luxembourg — told him that the latter was a “Modi bhakt“.
Kirtish Bhatt, referring to backlash over the government’s draft IT rules and how the definition of political accountability varies in democracies around the globe, alludes to Jacinda Ardern’s shock announcement that she will not be seeking re-election in October after six years in office as PM of New Zealand, saying she has nothing more to offer. In the illustration, an Indian politician tells a reporter in the backdrop of Ardern’s announcement, “We are against these foreign traditions and culture. Such news should be banned.”
Satish Achaya gives his take on the protest by professional wrestlers demanding removal of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in the backdrop of multiple allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers.
Nala Ponnappa mocks Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for saying that he would “hang” himself if allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by multiple professional women wrestlers are proven.
Sunil Agarwal wields his usual dry humour to give his take on modern love.