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Yogi Adityanath dares Rahul to a hug and Rajasthan cops get it horribly wrong in Alwar

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

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.



Cartoonist Irfan takes a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s remarks that Rahul Gandhi would think 10 times before hugging him. The comment comes in the wake of the Congress president having embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha Friday.

@MANJULtoons | Mid-Day

Cartoonist Manjul in Mid-Day takes a dig at Maharashtra government’s efforts at improving Mumbai’s infrastructure. On Tuesday, poor planning left lakhs of commuters stuck in hours-long traffic jams, as the Delisle bridge in Lower Parel was shut for reconstruction.

@gokulcartoonist | The Asian Age

On 20 July, home minister Rajnath Singh stated in the Lok Sabha that the biggest case of mob lynching occurred during the 1984 Sikh genocide. Cartoonist Gokul, in The Asian Age, refers to the recurring mob violence in the country.

@sajithkumar | Twitter

Cartoonist Sajith Kumar has a scathing take on the Rajasthan Police’s actions in the Alwar lynching case. On Monday, the state police admitted that its officers had made an “error in judgement” after news reports emerged that they had stopped to have tea while transporting the victim to a hospital.

@CartoonistSan | The Times of India

Cartoonist Sandeep has a laugh at the contrast in the two democracies, India and Pakistan. General elections are underway in Pakistan Wednesday.

@MikaAziz | Twitter

Cartoonist Mika appears to suggest that the controversy over the Rafale deal may have given the Congress a poll weapon to attack the BJP with.

@hailsuhail | Twitter

Cartoonist Suhail has his take on the spate of lynchings in the country, with the Alwar incident being the latest. Such is their frequency and brutality that even the cows have had enough.

@satishacharya | Bollywood Hungama

In Bollywood Hungama, cartoonist Satish takes a jibe at the celluloid portrayal of actor Sanjay Dutt. After Sanju was widely panned for being biased in favour of the actor, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has now announced a “real Sanjay Dutt biopic”.

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