During the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election over the Mahasamund seat, eleven independent candidates all named Chandu Lal Sahu filed to run. At the time, Jogi's main contender was Chandu Lal Sahu of the BJP party. Sahu ultimately won the election only by small margin of 133 votes  and Jogi was accused of planting those names to confuse voters.
In June 2007, Jogi and his son were was arrested in connection with the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avtar Jaggi who was shot dead in June 2003. In December 2003, after the defeat of INC in Chhattisgarh assembly elections, a sting operation alleged that Jogi tried to bribe some of the BJP MLAs to form a breakaway faction, promising them Congress' support. Subsequent to this Jogi was suspended from the party. However after five years of the registering of a case against him, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) based on an opinion of then ASGGopal Subramanian said that Jogi could not be prosecuted under any law. However BJP alleged that Congress led UPA government misused CBI to protect Jogi.