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Why Thackerays are up in the air & who’s the face behind face of Sena rebellion

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

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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu draws on International Yoga Day (Tuesday, 21 June) — and alludes to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘bulldozer governance’ — while referring to the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra where a rebellion by dozens of MLAs led by senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is threatening the survival of the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald
Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar, too, draws on the rebellion in the Shiv Sena, while referring to the party’s symbol — the bow and arrow.

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

Alok Nirantar also comments on the crisis in Maharashtra, while implying a possible connection between Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde and the opposition BJP led by ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis. The BJP is treading cautiously as it watches developments ensue.

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

E.P. Unny refers to the elections to the French National Assembly, in which President Emmanuel Macron failed to win a majority, while commenting on the massive, violent protests against the Narendra Modi government’s new Agnipath scheme for military recruitment. Mitron (friends) is a term frequently used by PM Modi when addressing the public.

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

Kritish Bhatt also alludes to Yoga Day and comments on social and economic problems facing the country. He illustrates how, in the Shirshasana yoga pose (standing on one’s head), things going up appear to be going down, and vice versa.

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