Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi passes away
Raipur: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi passed away at a private hospital here on Friday afternoon after suffering two cardiac arrests .
Jogi, who was also the first Chief Minister of the state, was admitted at the hospital on May 9, informed family members.
The IAS officer turned politician, Jogi had served as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 .
Jogi began his political career by joining Congress party in 1986. He became the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh when it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.
He had left the Congress in 2016 due to differences with party leaders, and formed the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J).
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik condoled the demise of former Chhattisgarh CM. In a tweet, he offered his condolence to the bereaved family.
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of veteran leader & former Chhattisgarh CM #AjitJogi. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 29, 2020