Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi died today. Ajit Jogi’s son Amit Jogi has tweeted the death of his father. He wrote, ‘A 20-year-old youth from the head of the state of Chhattisgarh woke up to the shadow of his father today. Not only me but Chhattisgarh has lost his father, not a leader. Ajit Jogi left his family of two and a half million people, and turned to God. The village-poor resort, Chhattisgarh’s fortress, has gone far away from us.

Amit Jogi said that I am blind in this moment of pain. May God the Father give peace to his soul and strength to all of us. His funeral will take place tomorrow in his native land Gorela.

Ajit Jogi was ill for a long time. Janata Congress chief Ajit Jogi was in a coma since 9 May after a heart attack. His situation here remained critical. Today he breathed his last in the hospital.

The Vice President of the country M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed condolences to his family, condoling the death of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi.

Kailash Vijayvargiya, the stalwart leader of Madhya Pradesh BJP, condoled the death of Ajit Jogi and said that his death is sad for me. While being the collector in Indore, he took many big decisions, which benefited the city.

Nitin Gadkari mourns
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has mourned the death of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi.

CM Bhupesh Baghel expressed condolences
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has condoled the death of Ajit Jogi. He has also announced three days of state mourning. He has said that Aziz Jogi’s funeral will be performed with full state honor. He said, ‘The death of the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Ajit Jogi is a major political loss for the State of Chhattisgarh. They will always live in the memories of all the people of the country. Humble tribute. ॐ Peace:’

Ajit Jogi’s full name is Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi. After the bifurcation of Madhya Pradesh, on 1 November 2000, when a separate state was created in the name of Chhattisgarh, he was elected the first Chief Minister of the state. Ajit Jogi started his career as a collector. At the same time, the then Prime Minister got in touch with Rajiv Gandhi. Around 1986, he joined Congress and entered active politics.

Born in Pendra, Bilaspur, Ajit Jogi, after studying engineering, worked first in the Indian Police Service and then in the Indian Administrative Service. Later he came into politics on the suggestion of the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh.

Ajit Jogi was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1986 to 1998. During this time he continued to work in different posts in Congress, while in 1998 he was elected as Lok Sabha MP from Raigad. He was also an MLA and MP. He then became the first Chief Minister of the state during the creation of Chhattisgarh State in the year 2000 and remained Chief Minister till the year 2003. The Congress was defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the first elections to the state assembly in 2003.

However, Jogi’s health deteriorated after that and his political graph also declined. He continued to rebel in the party and in the end he chose his own path. Jogi formed the new party Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) in 2016 due to differences with Congress leaders in the state and was its chief. Ajit Jogi revolted from the Congress in 2016 and formed his own party called Janata Congress Chhattisgarh, while he was once the face of the Congress in the state.