First Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi is no more
RAIPUR: Ajit Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, is no more. He passed away on May 29, 2020.
Jogi, 74, who was undergoing treatment in the hospital, had suffered second heart attack and he couldn't be saved, said the doctors.
A bureaucrat-turn-politician, he was the first CM of the tribal dominated state when it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000.
Jogi, who was a member of parliament in the past, had been an IAS officer priort to his political innings. In his long administrative and political career, he was in the midst of controversies, quite often.
His daughter had passed away at a young age. Jogi's claim of being a tribal was under suspicion and the issue reached the court. Jogi had suffered paralysis after he got injured in a car mishap.
After falling out with Congress a few years ago, he had floated the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi). He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi and son Amit Jogi, both of them are in active politics. Top leaders across political spectrum have expressed grief over the demise.
[NewsBits.in May 29, 2020]