Union home minister Amit Shah, West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have also held election rallies in the state with huge crowds present.

The 2021 Kumbh, which is currently underway in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, has been described as a super-spreader event by medical experts. With lakhs of devotees attending it, the Kumbh has already accelerated the rise of Covid-19 cases in the city and is expected to cause a huge surge in the overall figures of the country by the time it ends on April 30. State authorities have said that there are no plans to cut the event short in spite of the raging pandemic. Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has also gone on record to say that bathing in the Ganges River, considered holy by Hindus, will keep coronavirus at bay.

Amidst the election rallies and the religious gatherings, cartoonists from India have found ample inspiration to fuel their illustrations. Here are some of them.

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