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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar’s common man draws attention to the fact that while crude oil prices rose to their highest level since 2014, fuel prices in India have remained the same. He asks readers to guess the reason.
Sandeep Adhwaryu points to the painful exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990. Bruised and battered then, in 2022, too, a return to their cherished homeland is but a mirage in a desert.
Sajith Kumar makes a tongue-in-cheek reference to Aparna Yadav, sister-in-law of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, joining the BJP Wednesday as well as the steady trickle of BJP leaders into the SP ahead of the UP elections.
Manjul refers more directly to Aparna Yadav joining the BJP, and takes a dig at the party for talking against dynasties but inducting another member of a major political family like Mulayam Singh Yadav’s.
R. Prasad comments on the ED’s Tuesday raid on locations in poll-bound Punjab, including the residence of CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh, in connection with a 2018 illegal sand mining case.
Kirtish Bhatt alludes to the recent report of Bajrang Dal workers in Madhya Pradesh dragging a Muslim man off a train for travelling with a Hindu woman. Along with the customary checking of tickets, a vigilante wants to know passengers’ religion too.