Ajit Jogi: News

Ajit Jogi was a former Indian politician, the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, and a former IAS officer, who was a prominent figure in Chhattisgarh politics. During his tenure as an IAS officer, he was the district collector of Sidhi, Shahdil, Raipur, and Indore. In 1986, after quitting the civil services, he entered politics and joined the Indian National Congress, under the mentorship of Arjun Singh, a prominent Congress politician of Madhya Pradesh and the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Between 1986 and 1987, he became a member of the All India Congress Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1986 and again in 1992. He also held key positions in the party across Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, and Sikkim. In 1998, he entered Lok Sabha from the Rajgarh constituency. After Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000, he was chosen as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. In 2008, he became a member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative assembly from the Marwahi constituency. In 2014, he won the Mahasamund Lok Sabha seat but met with a car accident during the election campaign, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 2016, he parted ways with Congress after the party expelled him for anti-party activities. The same year he launched his own party, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, along with his wife Dr. Renu Jogi, who is an MLA from Chhattisgarh’s Kota constituency, and his son Amit Jogi, a former MLA. He passed away on May 29, 2020, at the age of 74, after suffering a heart attack.

29 May 2020


Ajit Jogi, first CM of Chhattisgarh, passes away at 74

Ajit Jogi, the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, breathed his last on Friday at the age of 74, his son Amit confirmed.

11 Mar 2020


Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

03 Sep 2019


Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's son arrested from residence

In a major blow to former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and founder of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, his son Amit was on Tuesday arrested from his Bilaspur residence.

13 May 2019


Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

11 Dec 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Counting of votes for five states begins

Before India votes in 2019 to choose the next government, the political parties threw their weight in five states, the counting of whose polls started a short while ago.

12 Nov 2018


#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

On Monday, Maoist hit areas of Chhattisgarh, including districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, went to polls amid heavy security. 18 of the 90 constituencies of the state went to polls today, and the rest will vote on November 20.

20 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: BSP releases second list of 12 candidates

The BSP released its second list of 12 candidates for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.

13 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh Congress chief quits and joins BJP ahead of elections

In what comes as a major blow to the Congress, veteran leader and working president of the Chhattisgarh Congress unit, Ramadayal Uike, has quit the Congress and joined political rivals BJP in Amit Shah's presence.

12 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

Like Goddess Sita chose Lord Ram, the Chief Minister's face of the Congress will be elected through 'swayamvar' after the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition TS Singh Deo said.

17 Apr 2018


Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to PM Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will find it difficult to win even 40 or 50 seats in 2019 Parliamentary polls, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.

04 Oct 2017


77-year-old BJP MP Bansilal Mahto says Chhattisgarh girls are 'tan-a-tan'

Reaffirming the long association of politics and misogyny, a BJP leader has come under scanner for his sexist comments.