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Modi Sarkar 2.0 formation: Day ahead of swearing-in, PM meets Arun Jaitley | Live Updates

The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet today at party headquarters. The meeting will be presided by Sachin Pilot in which AICC general secretary Avinash Pandey and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will also be present.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2019 21:48 IST
PM Modi and Arun Jaitley
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PM Modi and Arun Jaitley

In a major development, the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet today at party headquarters. The meeting will be presided by the Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot in which AICC general secretary Avinash Pandey and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will also be present. 

Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to take oath for his fifth term today. 

As prime minister Narendra Modi is slated to take oath for his second term on Thursday, a host of chief ministers will be reaching the national capital today, including Bihar's Nitish Kumar and West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee.

Kumar will also be attending a Parliamentary Board meeting of the Janata Dal-United.

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    The meeting will be presided by the Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot in which AICC general secretary Avinash Pandey and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will also be present, he said. 

    It will be the first executive committee meeting after the party's debacle in Lok Sabha polls wherein Congress could not win even a single seat out of the 25 parliamentary constituencies in the state. 

    Party leaders said that the meeting will brainstorm on the reasons of party's poor performance in the recent polls.