Ajit Jogi

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Ajit Jogi
Preceded by Ram Dayal Uike
Constituency Marwahi
Constituency Mahasamund
Former Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh
Personal details
Born Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Dr. Renu Jogi
Children Amit Jogi
Residence Raipur

Ajit Pramod Jogi was the first chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. He currently represents the Marwahi Scheduled Tribe constituency in the state assembly and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.[1]

Jogi studied Mechanical Engineering at the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal, winning the University Gold Medal in 1968.[2] After having worked briefly as a lecturer at the Government Engineering College, Raipur, he was selected for the Indian Police Service and Indian Administrative Service.[3]

2014 Lok Sabha election campaign[edit]

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.[4] At the time, Jogi's main contender was Chandu Lal Sahu of the BJP party.[4] Sahu ultimately won the election only by small margin of 133 votes [5] and Jogi was accused of planting those names to confuse voters.[4]

Positions held[edit]


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  2. ^ "Chhatisgarh contenders". Sify.com. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Profile/Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi". Rediff.com. 1 November 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "How Congress's Ajit Jogi used 11 namesakes of BJP rival, yet lost seat". India Today. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Election Commission Of India. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Jogi's true colours". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ajit Jogi, Ujwala Shinde in Congress list". The Hindu. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2010.