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In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu alludes to how Mallikarjun Kharge swept the election for president of the Congress — the only landslide victory the party has seen in the last few years, given its poor electoral performance.
Alok Nirantar comments on the BJP calling new Congress chief Kharge a “puppet president”, while drawing parallels between the BJP and the Congress vis-à-vis the high command having the final say regardless of who occupies the position of party president.
Kirtish Bhatt gives his take on media coverage of the Congress presidential elections. In the illustration, a TV anchor introduces panelists by saying: “Our panel today features experts who will talk about a president who isn’t a Gandhi and a Gandhi who isn’t the president.
Drawing on Congress’s assertion that other parties could learn from its bid to conduct internal polls, R. Prasad suggests that, compared to BJP where yesteryear leaders make up the ‘Margdarshak Mandal‘, Congress may now have a more effective ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ made up of the Gandhis.
Satish Acharya alludes to criticism of the Gujarat government and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for their nod to the release of 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano case.