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Why cryptocurrency is like ‘achhe din’, and who is hurt most by Modi’s repeal of farm laws

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, Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the Narendra Modi government, saying cryptocurrency is like PM Modi’s promise of ‘Achhe Din‘, in that it doesn’t exist physically.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar also pokes fun at the government’s proposed bill on cryptocurrency, illustrating a hypothetical conversation between PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya takes a swipe at TV news channels that openly backed Modi and the BJP and used various labels against the protesting farmers. The cartoonist uses the PM’s own words, that there were shortcomings in his ability to convince farmers that the three farm laws would be beneficial to them.

Manjul | News9

Manjul draws a parallel between the Modi government taking a U-turn and repealing its three contentious farm laws, with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence main accused Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

E.P Unny invokes the Indira Gandhi-era split in the Congress to explain why leaders from across parties are joining the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Now that the government is planning to regulate cryptocurrency, Kirtish Bhatt illustrates a poverty-stricken man saying for him, it’s the same as paper currency, because he has neither.

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