News Reading Practice #72

(100 Day Challenge)


Satyasundar Barik

In a historic upset, the 24-year-long tenure of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to come to an end, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poised to form the government with a narrow majority in the eastern State.

The BJP won 78 seats in the 147-member State Assembly, which has the halfway mark for forming the government at 74.

Mr. Patnaik’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) managed to get 51 seats, followed by the Congress which won 14 seats.

 Saffron wash

The table shows the party-wise number of seats won in the Odisha Assembly election.


WREST: Gain forcibly. (പിടിച്ചെടുക്കുക.)

DETHRONE: Remove from power. (അധികാരത്തില്‍ നിന്ന് താഴെയിറക്കുക.)

UPSET: Unexpected outcome. (അപ്രതീക്ഷിത തിരിച്ചടി, അട്ടിമറി)

TENURE: Period of holding an office. (ഭരണകാലം)

COME TO AN END: Reach conclusion. (അവസാനിക്കുക)

POISE: Balance or readiness. (തയ്യാറാവുക)

NARROW MAJORITY: Small lead in votes. (നേരിയ ഭൂരിപക്ഷം)

HALFWAY MARK: Point of equal division. (നേര്‍പകുതി)

MANAGED TO GET: Secured with effort. (നേടിയെടുക്കുക)