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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar alludes to opinion polls for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, which are predicting a victory for the BJP and a preference for Yogi Adityanath to continue as CM, while ministers and MLAs quit the party.
Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on Yogi cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya quitting the BJP. He is expected to formally join the Samajwadi Party (SP) led by Akhilesh Yadav soon.
E.P Unny also takes a dig at Maurya’s defection, linking it to the series of infrastructure projects being inaugurated by BJP leaders including PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath ahead of the polls.
Sajith Kumar mocks online hate campaigns in India, drawing on a first-of-its kind surgery in the US, where doctors at the University of Maryland Medical School successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into a terminally ill man.
Manjul refers to the upcoming assembly elections in five states amid the third wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant — the Delta variant had ravaged the country during last year’s elections — and the possibility of the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutating further.
Nala Ponnappa draws upon the Karnataka Congress’s 10-day ‘padayatra‘ demanding a balancing reservoir across the Cauvery river in Mekedatu. The Karnataka High Court Wednesday rebuked the party for holding its march defying Covid curbs — state party chief D.K. Shivakumar was also seen without a mask — and gave it one day to call it off.