Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dies at 74
Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dies at 74

Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dies at 74

  • Ajit Jogi, who served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh after the formation of the state, died at 74.
  • According to a statement by the hospital, the death took place at 3:30 pm. His condition deteriorated around 1:30 this afternoon as he again suffered a cardiac arrest, said the hospital. After a two-hour effort, the doctors could not revive the patient.
  • Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced a three-day state mourning in memory of the first leader of the state. He will cremated with full state honours, said Baghel.
  • “The death of the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Ajit Jogi is a major political loss for the State of Chhattisgarh. He will live on in the memories of all the people of the state,” tweeted Baghel.
  • The former CM is survived by his wife Renu Jogi, MLA from Kota, and son Amit Jogi.
  • Jogi began his political journey nearly 35 years ago when he joined the Congress party after quitting his job as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer posted in Madhya Pradesh.
  • He left the government service in 1985 and became a Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha in 1986. Jogi remained a member of the Upper House till 1998.
  • The leader from Chhattisgarh was first spotted by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi when he was a district collector in Indore from 1981-85.
  • Jogi was among the remaining few political veterans of Congress who had worked closely with former prime minister Indira Gandhi, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
  • Jogi, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month and has been in a Raipur hospital since then. He was in a comatose state all through this period.
  • Senior Jogi was an MLA from Marwahi seat and helmed the first Congress government from November 2000 to November 2003.
  • The former chief minister parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son Amit Jogi got embroiled in a controversy over the alleged fixing of the bypoll to Antagarh seat in Kanker district in 2014.
  • He has also served as Chairman of the Press Trust of India between 1992-1993, 2003-2004 and 2011-2012.

About Chattisgarh –

  • Chhattisgarh is a heavily forested state in central India known for its temples and waterfalls. Near the capital Raipur, the town of Sirpur on the Mahanadi River is home to the red-brick Lakshmana (Laxman) Temple, decorated with carvings from Indian mythology. In the south, the city of Jagdalpur hosts the Sanjay Market on Sundays, a bartering place for local tribes. The huge Chitrakoot Falls lie to the northwest.
  • Capital – Bilaspur, Raipur
  • Chief minister– Bhupesh Baghel
  • Governor– Anusuiya Uikey

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