First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi Passes Away at 74

Ajit Jogi

Former Chhattisgarh first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi passed away on May 29, 2020. He was 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.

He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi, MLA from Kota, and son Amit Jogi.
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.

 Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi served as the first chief minister of the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003. He was then a member of the Indian National Congress.

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. The party expelled them for being involved in anti-party activities. 

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