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BBBBBSo­nia Gandhi will visit Rae Bareli, Ut­tar Pradesh, to­day. This will be her first visit after re­tain­ing the Rae Bareli seat in the re­cent Lok Sabha elec­tions. She will be meet­ing all the MLAs, party work­ers and lead­ers of the con­stituency. So­nia Gandhi re­tained the Rae Bareli seat by de­feat­ing BJP’s Di­nesh Pratap Singh by over 1.67 lakh votes.

meet­ing of the new coun­cil of ministers at the Cen­tre will be held to­day. Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi is ex­pected to un­der­line the role of ministers of state. He may also ask the Cab­i­net ministers to give their deputies ad­e­quate re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Min­is­ter HD Ku­maraswamy will take up the much-awaited ex­pan­sion of the State

Cab­i­net to­day. The Gover­nor, Va­jub­hai R Vala, will ad­min­is­ter the oath to the new ministers at 11.30 am. Sources in the Congress said only two In­de­pen­dent leg­is­la­tors — R Shankar (Raneben­nur) and H Nagesh (Mul­ba­gal) — will be in­ducted.

Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe will be­gin his two-day visit to Iran to­day. He will be the first Ja­panese Prime Min­is­ter to visit Iran since the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion in 1979. He is likely to meet Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani and Ali Khamenei, the coun­try’s Supreme Leader.

con­duct a meet­ing of its dis­trict sec­re­taries and elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Chen­nai to­day. MLAs, MPs and spokesper­sons have also been in­vited to take part in the meet­ing. This comes amidst rebel voices de­mand­ing a uni­tary lead­er­ship in the AIADMK, fol­low­ing the party’s poor show in the re­cent Lok Sabha elec­tion.

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