We ________ need welfare measures instead of populist gimmicks.Gimmick
Right Answer is: B
Gimmicks (चालबाज़ियों) refer to the tricks or devices intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade. The sentence means to say that what we need is welfare rather than the attention-seeking tricks.
The sentence requires an adverb which refers to extreme need. Words like “luckily” (सौभाग्य से) and “hurriedly” (हड़बड़ी) does not convey the required meaning in the sentence. The adverb “desperately” (बेतहाशा) fits the context as it is used to show despair or extreme degree of something.