Even as India struggles with Covid-19, PM Modi plans to launch construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
On the Covid-19 front, India is the third-worst-affected country after the US and Brazil with 1.1 million cases and more than 40,000 new ones are being recorded every day.
Unemployment is high and fresh investment remains subdued. States are still grappling with lockdowns for want of any other effective solution, hurting the economy even more.
Meanwhile, China and Pakistan along with Nepal continue to aggress at the Indian border.
In the midst this a state of massive job losses, a tumbling economy, a expanding pandemic, and hostile border situation, the government led by PM Modi has chosen to blind its masses with the faith of Ram, one revered for having left his home in order to maintain domestic tranquility and having brought a stable caring regime for his citizenry while in office as a king.
Cartoonist: Satish Acharya