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Six central universities will have full-fledged departments of yoga from the academic session 2016-17. Picture: Smriti Irani (extreme left), Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and BJP MP Anurag Thakur at Parliament in New Delhi, on March 15, 2016.IANS

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani will be visiting Amethi on May 26 as part of the BJP-led NDA's celebrations on completing two years in office.

The 40-year-old Rajya Sabha lawmaker will visit Partosh village to attend an event at the Gyan Bharti Centre and then proceed to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology at Tikarmafi and later to Kalikan in Sangrampur to inaugurate a rest house and distribute e-rickshaws to beneficiaries, PTI quoted BJPs Amethi unit chief Uma Shankar Pandey as saying.

Irani had unsuccessfully contested the Amethi Lok Sabha seat against Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi in the general elections held in 2014.

The Narendra Modi government plans to hold events in 32 cities in Uttar Pradesh to showcase its performance keeping in view the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls due in 2017, added PTI.

Irani had many political slugfests with opposition leaders on various issues, ranging from educational certificates to appointments in her ministry.

Recently, Irani had a Twitter fight with Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, after being dragged into it inadvertently.

It all started with Chaturvedi complaining of being trolled for her blog post on a television news channel in response to which a journalist, Shefali Vaidya, had compared abusive comments made on the two women and the response it evokes from people.

@priyankac19 I don't have Z security Madam.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 23, 2016

Your HRD minister, ladies and gents. https://t.co/K17JOokf2L

— Rohan Venkat (@RohanV) May 23, 2016

....and it continued on Tuesday also.

In some of the tweets, the Congress suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the BJP-led alliance also got dragged, with Irani saying losing is Rahul Gandhi's "forte".