October 28, 2020
Home  »  Website  »  National  »  Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh, Dies At 74

Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh, Dies At 74

Jogi was admitted to a private hospital earlier this month after suffering a cardiac arrest where he later slipped into coma.

Google + Linkedin Whatsapp
Follow Outlook India On News
Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh, Dies At 74
Deceased former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi.
Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh, Dies At 74
outlookindia.com
2020-05-29T16:46:39+05:30

 

Ajit Jogi, the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and a mass leader who dominated the state's politics for long, died at a private hospital here on Friday.

Jogi (74) had been battling for life at the private hospital for the last 20 days and suffered a cardiac arrest in the afternoon, they said.

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

The first chief minister of the state breathed his last at around 3:30 pm at Shree Narayana hospital, Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Sunil Khemka, told PTI.

He had been admitted to the hospital on May 9 after he suffered respiratory and cardiac arrests and was in coma since then, he said.

He suffered another cardiac arrest this afternoon and could not be revived, he added.

Jogi was the incumbent MLA from his traditional Marwahi seat.

A bureaucrat-turned politician, Jogi, then in Congress, had served as the first chief minister of
Chhattisgarh, which came into existence in November 2000. He served in the post from November 2000 to November 2003.

He parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son got embroiled in a controversy over alleged fixing of the by-election (2014) held for Antagarh seat in Kanker district.

Subsequently, he formed his own outfit JCC (J).


For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine
Next Story >>
Google + Linkedin Whatsapp

The Latest Issue

Outlook Videos