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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar links UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s comments on ’80-20′ with recent protests against alleged irregularities in a railway exam in UP and Bihar. An aspirant tells Yogi that he got 93 per cent marks, but still has no job.
Sajith Kumar uses the report of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a cap from Uttarakhand and a stole from Manipur at the Republic Day function to say it seems the PM’s stylist is keeping ‘unity in diversity’ alive.
Satish Acharya also alludes to Adityanath’s ’80-20′ per cent remark and takes a dig by juxtaposing it with President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech on Republic Day, in which he advocated a celebration of the spirit of ‘unity’.
Manjul also comments on President Kovind’s Republic Day speech, taking a shot at his statement that observance of fundamental duties creates the environment to enjoy fundamental rights.
Sandeep Adhwaryu illustrates the sinking ship of Congress and leaders jumping ship, and mocks Rahul Gandhi for taking ‘breaks’ and travelling abroad.
E.P. Unny highlights the lack of opposition unity, at a time when Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad accepted the Padma Bhushan honour from the Modi government, while CPI(M)’s former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee rejected it.
Kirtish Bhatt puns on the Hindi word for republic, ganatantra, to suggest that the tantra (powers that be) meets the gana (public) only when elections come knocking.