Amit Jogi

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Amit jogi
Member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
In office
2013–2018
ConstituencyMarwahi
Personal details
Born (1977-08-07) 7 August 1977 (age 41)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
NationalityIndian
Political partyJanta Congress Chhattisgarh
Spouse(s)Richa Jogi
ParentsAjit Jogi (father)
Renu Jogi (mother)[2]
Websitehttps://amitjogi.me

Amit Jogi (born 7 August 1977) is an Indian politician from Chhattisgarh state. Jogi is the son of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi. He became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) represented Marwahi (Vidhan Sabha Constituency) in 2013 Assembly Elections. He defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate by the highest margin in the state, 46,250 votes.

He was supposedly an Indian citizen by birth,[3] and became a naturalised Indian citizen in July 2004 or 2002.[4] His date and place of birth are unclear due to the fact that he provided documents with contradictory information.[5] However he, at a later point, has clarified his date of birth is August 7, 1977, and his place of birth Dallas, United States.

Quote:- "I can't help where I was born... I was born in Dallas, USA, in 1977 and I was nationalized by LK Advani in 2002.[6]

Jogi is a 1998 graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, has an MA in Politics and International Studies, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and an LLB from Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (2009).[citation needed]

He was said to have been involved in an operation of bribing Dilip Singh Judeo in 2003. This is as per statement given by Central Bureau of Investigation in Supreme Court of India in 2005[7]

On July 23, 2011, Amit Jogi was badly injured when attacked by a mob while campaigning for Ms. Tanya Solomon, the Indian National Congress candidate for the Jabera (Vidhan Sabha constituency) by-poll in Madhya Pradesh.[8] Ms. Solomon is the daughter of the late Mr. Ratnesh Solomon who was a five time MLA from the Jabera constituency, and brother-in-law of Ajit Jogi.[9]

Amit Jogi recommended highest number of corrections in the Governor's address to the house in March 2013. The corrections made by Amit Jogi was 219 out of 579 in total.

The INC expelled Jogi on 7 January 2017, for six years for indulging in anti-party activities.[10] The junior Jogi later said he would challenge his expulsion as the party is not anybody’s “Bapoti” (personal property).

On 2 March 2017, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed a censure motion against Jogi for "unparliamentary" behavior.[11]

Chhattisgarh Janata Congress[edit]

Chhattisgarh Janata Congress was founded by former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, after Jogi and his son Amit were expelled from Indian National Congress for anti-party activities and for sabotaging an Antagarh by polls elections. Amit was expelled for six years.[12][13][14]

Ajit Jogi launched a party Thathapur village of Kawardha district and directly challenged Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh.[15][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh[1][2][3][4]
  2. ^ Dr. Renu Jogi[5]
  3. ^ Visa power: Amit Jogi is swimming in alien waters Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. The Pioneer December 18, 2003.
  4. ^ "Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh". NDTV. Nov 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "New revelations about Amit Jogi could spell embarrassment for Rahul". the Hindu. October 31, 2013.
  6. ^ Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh[6][7]
  7. ^ Amit Jogi behind Judeo sting: CBI Times of India July 21, 2005.
  8. ^ Ex-CM Ajit Jogi's son attacked by mob, badly injured Times of India June 24, 2011.
  9. ^ Young MP doctor in Cong prestige fight The Telegraph June 20, 2011.
  10. ^ "Congress expels Amit Jogi for six years". ABP Live. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  11. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/chhattisgarh-assembly-passes-censure-motion-against-three-mlas/
  12. ^ Ajit Jogi announces new political party
  13. ^ Congress set to split in Chhattisgarh
  14. ^ Congress embarrassed after audio tapes link Ajit Jogi to sabotaging party prospects in 2014 bypolls
  15. ^ Chhattisgarh Janta Congress: Ajit Jogi names his new party
  16. ^ Ajit Jogi names new party, Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (Jogi)
  17. ^ Ajit Jogi names his new party