CAR­TOON WARS

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The BJP’s cre­ative team in Mum­bai has fig­ured out how to counter car­toon­ist-politi­cian

Raj Thack­eray’s car­i­ca­tures up­loaded on so­cial me­dia. In four months, the party’s me­dia cell has par­ried Thack­eray’s car­toons with those of their own. Re­cently, when Thack­eray lam­pooned Ma­ha­rash­tra chief min­is­ter

Deven­dra Fad­navis in a grounded boat—“no wave in the next elec­tion”—the BJP coun­tered say­ing Raj can’t win an elec­tion even if with Sharad Pawar. In­ter­est­ingly, the re­but­tals come only when Fad­navis is the sub­ject, not when the Ma­ha­rash­tra Navnir­man Sena pres­i­dent lam­poons Naren­dra Modi and Amit Shah.

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