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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar alludes to International Yoga Day (Tuesday, 21 June) in the backdrop of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, led by ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis, getting five of its candidates elected to the state’s Legislative Council Monday as a result of large-scale cross-voting — outfoxing the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance led by CM Uddhav Thackeray. The next day, a senior Shiv Sena minister decamped to Gujarat with more than a dozen MLAs in an apparent rebellion, leaving the MVA government on shaky ground.
Sajith Kumar too, draws on Yoga Day to comment on eight years of the Narendra Modi government and repeated electoral successes by the BJP in that period.
While referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru, Satish Acharya alludes to the opposition his government is facing over its Agnipath scheme for military recruitment, which has led it to make several changes and concessions.
Referring to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) shakhas or branches, R. Prasad takes a jibe at BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who said during a press interaction Sunday that he would give preference to ‘Agniveers’ in the hiring of security guards for BJP offices.
Kirtish Bhatt delivers a light-hearted take on how both Yoga Day and Selfie Day are celebrated on 21 June. In the illustration, a man, attempting to take a selfie of himself while in a yoga pose is being told by a woman: “What was the need to celebrate both days at the same time?”