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In Cartoons| The Week That Was: Kairana Bypoll, Farmers' Protest, Petrol Price Cut

India | News18 | June 4, 2018, 12:09 pm
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 Ahead of next year's general elections, a united opposition got a major boost when it delivered a huge blow to the BJP, defeating it in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra. This time around it was the test of opposition unity, which clearly paid off. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Ahead of next year's general elections, a united opposition got a major boost when it delivered a huge blow to the BJP, defeating it in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra. This time around it was the test of opposition unity, which clearly paid off. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Opposition parties emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls last week. These victories have given the opposition unity a much-needed boost as BJP suffered heavy shock defeats. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Opposition parties emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls last week. These victories have given the opposition unity a much-needed boost as BJP suffered heavy shock defeats. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The BJP lost two out of the four Lok Sabha seats— including the crucial Kairana seat, results for which were being keenly watched in the wake of the Opposition

The BJP lost two out of the four Lok Sabha seats— including the crucial Kairana seat, results for which were being keenly watched in the wake of the Opposition "grand alliance" or the coming together of the SP, BSP, RLD and the Congress, precisely to take on the ruling party. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Fresh produce from farms and thousands of litres of milk ended up on streets on the first day of the 10-day protest by farmers in seven states, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on June 1. The protests are held to demand a complete loan waiver, minimum support price for their yield and an assurance of permanent minimum income from the government. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Fresh produce from farms and thousands of litres of milk ended up on streets on the first day of the 10-day protest by farmers in seven states, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on June 1. The protests are held to demand a complete loan waiver, minimum support price for their yield and an assurance of permanent minimum income from the government. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The farmers are demanding immediate implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendation on minimum support prices; the price at which the government procures milk from them to be fixed at Rs. 27 and a one-time loan waiver. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The farmers are demanding immediate implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendation on minimum support prices; the price at which the government procures milk from them to be fixed at Rs. 27 and a one-time loan waiver. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Social media responded with a mixture of sarcasm and fury after a 60 paise per litre reduction in fuel prices turned into a cut of just 1 paisa a litre. This came after prices had risen relentlessly for 16 days in a row as crude rose and the rupee weakened. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Social media responded with a mixture of sarcasm and fury after a 60 paise per litre reduction in fuel prices turned into a cut of just 1 paisa a litre. This came after prices had risen relentlessly for 16 days in a row as crude rose and the rupee weakened. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 On World Nutrition Day, News18 drew the harsh reality of people who are suffering from malnutrition in India. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

On World Nutrition Day, News18 drew the harsh reality of people who are suffering from malnutrition in India. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)