News Reading Practice #67

(100 Day Challenge)



Union home minister Amit Shah asserted on Monday that allegations of corruption of even 25 paise had never surfaced against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his political career spanning 23 years till date. 

The BJP heavyweight made the remark while drawing a comparison between Mr Modi and the Trinamul Congress leaders in West Bengal and Congress leaders in neighbouring Jharkhand. 

Mr Shah was addressing a Lok Sabha campaign rally at Bardhaman- Durgapur parliamentary constituency in support of BJP candidate Dilip Ghosh after leading a road- show at Krishnanagar in Nadia in the morning. 

He said: "Rs 50 crore in cash were found at the house of a Bengal minister. In Jharkhand, Rs 350 crore in cash were recovered from the house of a Congress MP. Last night, Rs 30 crore were seized from a minister's house there also." 

Mr Shah added: "Shouldn't those who looted the money of the poor in Bengal be put behind bars? Narendra Modi has 23 years of serving as chief minister and PM. But there has been no allegation of corruption of even 25 paise against him." 

Union home minister Amit Shah at a public meeting in Ujiarpur in Bihar on Monday. 


GRAFT: Illegal gain through bribery or corruption (അഴിമതി, കോഴ)

ASSERT: State firmly or confidently (ഉറപ്പിച്ചുപറയുക, തറപ്പിച്ചു പറയുക)

ALLEGATIONS: Accusations or claims of wrongdoing. (ആരോപണങ്ങള്‍)

CORRUPTION: Dishonest or illegal behavior, especially involving bribery. (അഴിമതി)

SURFACE: Come to public attention or became known. (പുറത്തുകൊണ്ടുവരിക, ഉയര്‍ത്തുക)

SPANNING: Extending over a period of time. (നീണ്ട കാലയളവില്‍)

HEAVYWEIGHT: Prominent or influential person. (പ്രമുഖന്‍, പ്രമാണി)

REMARK: Comment or statement. (പരാമര്‍ശം)

DRAWING A COMPARISON: Making a comparison between two or more things. (താരതമ്യം ചെയ്തുകൊണ്ട്)

CAMPAIGN: Organized actions to achieve a specific goal, often in politics. (പ്രചരണം)

PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY: Area represented by a member of parliament.(പാര്‍ലമന്റ് മണ്ഡലം)

CANDIDATE: Person running for a position, like in an election.(സ്ഥാനാര്‍ത്ഥി)

RECOVERED: Regained or retrieved. (കണ്ടെടുത്തു)

SEIZED: Confiscated or taken forcefully. (പിടിച്ചെടുത്തു)

LOOT: Steel or plunder. (കൊള്ളയടിക്കുക)

PUT BEHIND BARS: Arrested and imprisoned. (ജയിലിലടക്കുക)