News Reading Practice #55

(100 Day Challenge)




Ahead of the BJP central election committee's (CEC) meeting on Thursday, the top brass of the party on Wednesday brainstormed over the probable candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in many states. Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president J.P. Nadda held separate meetings with party leaders from Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttarakhand, among others.

So far, similar meetings with leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have already been held.

According to party sources, the first list is expected to include the names of heavyweights like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Shah. The first list may also include many seats that the BJP had lost in the 2019 general election.

The names of Mr Modi and Mr Shah, who was then the party's national president and had made his Lok Sabha poll debut from Gandhinagar, were on the party's first list of candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well.

While the lists of candidates in 2019 were released only after the Election Commission had announced the general election schedule, it is going to be different this time as the BJP looks to follow the template seen during the last round of Assembly polls in five states when it named its candidates, especially in the seats the party had lost five years earlier, before the announcement of poll dates.


FIRST LIST LIKELY TODAY; Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah may figure in it.

Top brass meets leaders from Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttarakhand.


BRASS: High-ranking officials or leaders within an organization.(ഉന്നത സ്ഥാനത്തുള്ള വ്യക്തി) 

BRAINSTORMS: Engages in a group discussion or creative thinking to generate ideas or solutions.(ഗ്രൂപ്പ് ചർച്ചയില്‍  ഏർപ്പെടുന്നു.) 

AHEAD OF: Before or in preparation for a future event.(മുന്നോടിയായി) 

PROBABLE: Likely to happen or be the case.(സാധ്യതയുള്ള ) 

POLLS: Elections, especially referring to voting for political offices.(തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ്‌) 

SOURCES: Informants or outlets providing information.(ഉറവിടം) 

HEAVYWEIGHTS: Influential and important individuals, often in the context of politics.(പ്രാമാണ്യവും സ്വാധീനശക്തിയുമുള്ള ആൾ) 

DEBUT: The first appearance or involvement in a particular activity or event.(അരങ്ങേറ്റം) 

RELEASED: Made available or officially announced to the public.(പ്രസിദ്ധപ്പെടുത്തുക) 

ANNOUNCED: Publicly declared or made known.(പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു) 

TEMPLATE: A pre-designed format or pattern serving as a guide for creating something.(രൂപ രേഖ) 

LIKELY: Probable or expected to happen.(സാധ്യത) 

FIGURE IN IT: To be included or featured in a particular context or situation.(ഉൾപ്പെട്ടേക്കും)