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In Cartoons| The Week That Was: Karnataka Govt Formation, Fuel Price Hike, Nipah Virus

India | | May 25, 2018, 6:21 pm
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 After Congress and JD(S) said that they will be joining hands to form the government in Karnataka, newly-elected Congress MLAs were whisked away to Eagleton Resort on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway to thwart any attempts of horse-trading by the BJP. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

After Congress and JD(S) said that they will be joining hands to form the government in Karnataka, newly-elected Congress MLAs were whisked away to Eagleton Resort on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway to thwart any attempts of horse-trading by the BJP. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Capping five days of riveting political and court-room drama, Yeddyurappa finally announced his decision to quit on the floor of the Assembly after a brief emotional speech rather than face a vote of confidence he was widely expected to lose. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Capping five days of riveting political and court-room drama, Yeddyurappa finally announced his decision to quit on the floor of the Assembly after a brief emotional speech rather than face a vote of confidence he was widely expected to lose. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Karnataka government formation also showed how faster decision-making can help the Congress. The Congress now needs to adopt this template in other states, where regional parties are substantial players in their own right, if it wants to build a broad anti-BJP coalition for 2019. And going by what happened in Karnataka, looks like the party knows what it needs to do now. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Karnataka government formation also showed how faster decision-making can help the Congress. The Congress now needs to adopt this template in other states, where regional parties are substantial players in their own right, if it wants to build a broad anti-BJP coalition for 2019. And going by what happened in Karnataka, looks like the party knows what it needs to do now. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The line-up of top Opposition leaders on an anti-BJP landscape in Bengaluru for the swearing-in of a JDS-Congress government has set the atmospherics for a larger political positioning. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The line-up of top Opposition leaders on an anti-BJP landscape in Bengaluru for the swearing-in of a JDS-Congress government has set the atmospherics for a larger political positioning. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 More than a week after the state-owned oil firms ended a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus on revising fuel prices, petrol and diesel touched record highs last week. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

More than a week after the state-owned oil firms ended a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus on revising fuel prices, petrol and diesel touched record highs last week. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The opposition parties are lampooning the Centre for the hike, which has remained unstoppable since the conclusion of the Karnataka Assembly polls. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The opposition parties are lampooning the Centre for the hike, which has remained unstoppable since the conclusion of the Karnataka Assembly polls. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi received, and accepted, the fitness challenge extended to him by cricketer Virat Kohli, he received another one. This time it was a ‘fuel challenge’. In a witty tweet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the spiralling fuel prices by taking the ‘fuel challenge’ or his party will take out a nationwide agitation. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi received, and accepted, the fitness challenge extended to him by cricketer Virat Kohli, he received another one. This time it was a ‘fuel challenge’. In a witty tweet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the spiralling fuel prices by taking the ‘fuel challenge’ or his party will take out a nationwide agitation. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala. Transmission of NiV takes place through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other NiV-infected. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala. Transmission of NiV takes place through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other NiV-infected. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Police firing led to the death of another person in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, taking the death toll up to 13 as violence continued for the third day. For over two decades, activists in Thoothukudi have accused Sterlite of contaminating the region’s air and water resource. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Police firing led to the death of another person in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, taking the death toll up to 13 as violence continued for the third day. For over two decades, activists in Thoothukudi have accused Sterlite of contaminating the region’s air and water resource. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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