Remedial English Test Series 74

           Remedial English Test Series 74

 Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )  

01 Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party was vote  to power with a majority of its own in the 2014 Lok
02 Sabha election, Opposition parties have been try  to find an issue that would resonate with the
03 people, identify a rally point that would put the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on the
04 defensive. But when such an issue did crops  up after Mr. Modi announced the demonetisation of high-
05 value notes on November 8, opponents of the BJP found themselves unprepare    and unable to tap
06 into the public resentment at the seemingly unnecessary pain cause  by the shortage of cash. The
07 demonetisation exercise did far more than divide the Opposition parties: it left them confuse  on the
08 approach to be take  against the government. They were unable to fault the stated aims of the move:
09 to curbed  black money, flush out counterfeit notes from the economy, and thereby curb terror funding.
10 And when Mr. Modi sought 50 day  to ease the cash flow, his opponents had no choice but to wait it
11 out. Other than making  noises about long queues at banks and ATMs and the flip-flops in announce
12 new rules for withdrawals and deposits and amending them in quick time, they have little to do. They
13 could not attacked  the move in principle without being seen as supporting the corrupt and the devious.
14 And they could not attack the manner of implement  without giving Mr. Modi the time he wanted to
15 deal with what could not but has  been a crisis in cash supply. It was probably inevitable that the
16 Opposition parties would speaks in different voices on an issue like this, but it was inexplicable that the
17 main Opposition party, the Congress, did little to forge a united front in Parliament and outsides. When
18 Opposition parties were plan  to petition President Pranab Mukherjee on the demonetisation issue,
19 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Mr. Modi with a delegation of party leader to request a
20 waive  of farm loans. Leaders of the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Left parties
21 were unhappy with the Congress approached. Not surprisingly, at a joint press conference of Opposition
22 parties call by Mr. Gandhi, only Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
23 Banerjee was at hand to attack Mr. Modi. The other participants were mostly long-time ally of the
24 Congress. The Janata Dal (United), whose leader Nitish Kumar has  nice things to say about
25 demonetisation initially, did not participated in a maha dharna organised by the RJD against
26 demonetisation. The JD(U) stand was that it would rather wait for the 50 day before judging the move
27 to be a failure or a mistake. Far from bring  together Opposition parties, the demonetisation move
28 appear  to have driven apart parties already in alliance (The Hindu, 29 Dec 2016).

 KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 74   Note the correct answers below

01 Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party was voted to power with a majority of its own in the 2014 Lok
02 Sabha election, Opposition parties have been trying to find an issue that would resonate with the
03 people, identify a rallying point that would put the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on the
04 defensive. But when such an issue did crop up after Mr. Modi announced the demonetisation of high-
05 value notes on November 8, opponents of the BJP found themselves unprepared and unable to tap
06 into the public resentment at the seemingly unnecessary pain caused by the shortage of cash. The
07 demonetisation exercise did far more than divide the Opposition parties: it left them confused on the
08 approach to be taken against the government. They were unable to fault the stated aims of the move:
09 to curb black money, flush out counterfeit notes from the economy, and thereby curb terror funding.
10 And when Mr. Modi sought 50 days to ease the cash flow, his opponents had no choice but to wait it
11 out. Other than making noises about long queues at banks and ATMs and the flip-flops in announcing
12 new rules for withdrawals and deposits and amending them in quick time, they had little to do. They
13 could not attack the move in principle without being seen as supporting the corrupt and the devious.
14 And they could not attack the manner of implementation without giving Mr. Modi the time he wanted to
15 deal with what could not but have been a crisis in cash supply. It was probably inevitable that the
16 Opposition parties would speak in different voices on an issue like this, but it was inexplicable that the
17 main Opposition party, the Congress, did little to forge a united front in Parliament and outside. When
18 Opposition parties were planning to petition President Pranab Mukherjee on the demonetisation issue,
19 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Mr. Modi with a delegation of party leaders to request a
20 waiver of farm loans. Leaders of the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Left parties
21 were unhappy with the Congress approach. Not surprisingly, at a joint press conference of Opposition
22 parties called by Mr. Gandhi, only Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
23 Banerjee was at hand to attack Mr. Modi. The other participants were mostly long-time allies of the
24 Congress. The Janata Dal (United), whose leader Nitish Kumar had nice things to say about
25 demonetisation initially, did not participate in a maha dharna organised by the RJD against
26 demonetisation. The JD(U) stand was that it would rather wait for the 50 days before judging the move
27 to be a failure or a mistake. Far from bringing together Opposition parties, the demonetisation move
28 appears to have driven apart parties already in alliance (The Hindu, 29 Dec 2016).