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.