Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 39

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

In ordering a judicial inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has adopted a political response to a political demand. There is little doubt that Jayalalithaa ______(1)______the best possible medical treatment when hospitalised. However, the purpose of ordering an inquiry is to satisfy one of the three conditions put ______(2)______by the faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the AIADMK (PTA) led by O. Panneerselvam, for a merger. Having first removed V.K. Sasikala’s nephew, T.T.V. Dhinakaran, as the party’s deputy general secretary, Mr. Palaniswami fulfilled another condition set by the faction, by declaring Jayalalithaa’s residence a public memorial. These ______(3)_______were a cover for backroom bargaining on ministerial berths and party posts. But by acceding to them, Mr. Palaniswami seems to have put the pressure back on Mr. Panneerselvam to move towards a merger. The larger purpose ______(4)______the AIADMK (PTA)’s demands was to _____(5)______the ruling AIADMK faction, the AIADMK (Amma), to distance itself from the Sasikala family. Now, at least for public consumption the AIADMK (Amma) seems to have done so in the interest of the merger (to pave the way for the retrieval of the Two Leaves election symbol), and to maintain good relations with the BJP-led government at the Centre.


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