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First CM of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi dies at 74


Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi died on Friday. He was 74. The news of his death was announced by his son Amit Jogi on Twitter.

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

A bureaucrat-turned-politician, Jogi served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in the then Congress government, after the formation of the state.

He parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son Amit Jogi got embroiled in a controversy over the alleged fixing of bypoll to Antagarh seat in Kanker district in 2014.

He subsequently formed his own outfit JCC (J).

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