28 Facts About Ajit Jogi

1.

Ajit Jogi was a member of the political party named Janta Congress Chhattisgarh.

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2.

Ajit Jogi was college topper and hence won the University Gold Medal in 1968.

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3.

Ajit Jogi studied law at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

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4.

Ajit Jogi was selected for the Indian Police Service at age of 22.

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5.

Ajit Jogi was posted in his home state, Madhya Pradesh as an IAS officer.

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6.

Ajit Jogi was born on April 29,1946 at Gaurela in Marwahi district of Chhattisgarh.

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7.

Ajit Jogi is survived by wife Renu Jogi who is MLA from Kota constituency and son Amit Jogi who is a former MLA.

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8.

Ajit Jogi began his professional career as a lecturer in one of the engineering colleges of Raipur city.

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9.

Ajit Jogi was chosen by then Chief Minister Prakash Chandra Sethi to be collector for Sidhi district.

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10.

Ajit Jogi later served as the collector of Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts.

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11.

Ajit Jogi was considered a bright officer in his role as an IAS officer.

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12.

Ajit Jogi grasped the issues quickly which enabled him to guide his political seniors correctly, as he had a good knowledge on rules and regulations.

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13.

Ajit Jogi quit the civil services in 1986 and joined Indian National Congress party.

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14.

Ajit Jogi was nominated for the second time too for Rajya Sabha in year 1992, during Prime Ministership of Late Mr P V Narasimha Rao.

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15.

Ajit Jogi was a unique person who combined politics in administration and administration in politics in his role of governing the state.

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16.

Ajit Jogi's bureaucrats used to take important decisions regarding affairs of the state.

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17.

Ajit Jogi had an immense popularity in Satnami Community, a powerful Scheduled Caste group in Chhattisgarh.

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18.

Ajit Jogi is known to have a new form of politics, one that invoked Chhattisgarh pride and sub-nationalism.

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19.

Ajit Jogi was representing Indian National Congress, his main contender was Chandu Lal Sahu from the BJP.

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20.

Sahu ultimately won the election for the Mahasamund seat but only by small margin of 133 votes and Ajit Jogi was accused of creating 11 namesakes similar to his BJP rival, as independents, to confuse voters.

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21.

On 6 June 2016, Ajit Jogi announced he was breaking his affiliation with Indian National Congress at a political gathering in Chhattisgarh.

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22.

Ajit Jogi was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 420,467,468 and 471.

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23.

Additionally, Ajit Jogi was accused of cheating and forgery in connection with the declaration in a poll affidavit submitted by him during the 2013 Assembly elections.

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24.

Ajit Jogi died in the afternoon of Friday, 29 May 2020, aged 74.

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25.

Ajit Jogi was admitted to hospital after a heart attack, which was caused by a tamarind seed stuck in his throat.

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26.

Ajit Jogi launched a party in Thathapur village of Kawardha district and directly challenged Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh.

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27.

In February 2018, Ajit Jogi announced that he would contest the election from Rajnandgaon, and after some time he announced that he would contest the election from Marwahi.

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28.

On 29 April Ajit Jogi gathered more than 72000 people for rally on his birthday.

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