XAT 2015 Question 30

Instructions

Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case.

The Disciplinary Committee of Nation Political Party (NPP) is meeting today to decide on the future of two of their party members, Mr. Loyal and his son Mr. Prodigal. Mr. Prodigal is the prime accused in the brutal murder of Mr. Victim, an opposition party leader. Mr. Prodigal is in police custody and his appeal for bail has got rejected. Mr. Loyal claims that his son is innocent and Mr. Victim’s death was the result of internal rivalry in the opposition party. Though Mr. Loyal is not accused in this case, his weakness for his son is well known. The media is blaming him for influencing key witnesses to protect his son. Severe criticism of his father - son duo, both by the media and some social activists, is damaging the image of the party. However, Mr. Loyal has significant followers within the party and is considered an asset to the party. Any harsh
decision against Mr. Loyal would adversely affect the future of NPP and could even lead to a split in the party. This would benefit the opposition.

Question 30

At the Disciplinary Committee meeting, members came up with the following suggestions. Which of the following suggestions would harm the party, the least?

Solution

Here we have to select a suggestion which will not only keep Mr Loyal on the good side of the party but also ensures that the party's name stays clean among the public.

Options B and E are rejected as they may lead to a split among the members of the party.

Option A will harm the image of the party among the public.

Option C is a neutral move but is not strong enough to help the party's image.

Option D is the best choice as it shows that the party is taking strong action. At the same time, it ensures that Mr Loyal stays on the good side of the party.

Hence, the answer is option D.



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