# GATE2019 ME-1: GA-5

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The minister avoided any mention of the issue of women’s reservation in the private sector. He was accused of ______ the issue.

1. collaring
2. skirting
3. tying
4. belting

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• He was accused of skirting. Skirt as a verb means to avoid discussing a subject or problem, usually because there are difficulties that you do not want to deal with.
• Skirting means to avoid (something) especially because it is difficult or will cause problems.

So, the correct answer is $(B).$

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