The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to Congress party’s call for a nationwide stir to protest price rise in the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the National Herald case involving Young Indian Ltd, a company in which Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul are directors.
Satish Acharya delivers his take on the central government’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, while referring to the actions of five multilateral and rating agencies that have slashed their forecast for India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) predicting a 7.2 per cent growth for the current fiscal year.
Manjul too, comments on the Centre’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign to mark 75 years of India’s Independence, while also referring to issues facing the country such as rising prices, hate crimes, and corruption.
Sajith Kumar also alludes to rising prices while taking a dig at the central government over its appeal to Indians to change their profile pictures on social media to that of the tricolour.
R. Prasad comments on the state of India’s criminal justice system which has led to a situation where undertrials comprise 75 per cent of the country’s prison population. The illustration also alludes to celebrations marking the 150th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sri Aurobindo, who was a political prisoner of the British Raj.