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The CWC meet was also set to lay the ground work to elect new president of the party. The meeting comes more than two months after Rahul Gandhi quit the post.

Rajnath Singh, who is deputy leader of the BJP in Lok Sabha, will be seated next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh had the same seat in the 16th Lok Sabha. Other ministers in the front row include DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar.

In 2009, he was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Chevella constituency and served as a Union Minister for Urban Development and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Rahul Gandhi returned home today, amidst speculation that the much-awaited meeting of the Congress Working Committee may take place soon to choose a successor as Congress president.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said the law now stands on the brink of extinction adding that the present government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance and wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Adityanath met the family members of the firing victims and handed over a cheque of Rs 50,000 each to those injured in the incident.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Kapil Sibal also paid tributes to Dikshit at the party headquarters.

"I'm devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond," Rahul tweeted.