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In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul suggests the justice system isn’t always fair to activists.
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s campaign supporting Khadi cloth during the Swadeshi movement, R. Prasad takes a jibe at how the Flag Code was amended last year to permit the production of machine-made and polyester flags, rather than just handspun and hand-woven cloth. And with the government now encouraging people to hoist the national flag at their homes in the run-up to Independence Day, the official guidelines also make it clear that people can use machine-made and polyester flags for this purpose.
Alok Nirantar comments on how Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Chandrakant Patil sparked a controversy by saying that it was with a “heavy heart” that the party had decided to make Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde the state’s chief minister, rather than its own leader and ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis.
Alluding to the next Lok Sabha election, which is to be held in 2024 — a leap year — E.P. Unny refers to Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana’s comments about how the media is running “kangaroo courts” through “ill-informed and agenda-driven debates”.
Satish Acharya takes a dig at the central government over its spending on media ads. I&B minister Anurag Thakur gave a break-up of the spending in response to a question by Congress MP Digivijaya Singh in the Rajya Sabha.