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Ajit Jogi, first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, passes away at 74.



Former chief minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi dead at 74 on Friday. He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi, MLA from Kota, and son Amit Jogi.

Ajit Johi suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month and has been in a Raipur hospital since then.The announcement of his demise was made by his son Amit Jogi who took to Twitter to make the announcement.

Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (born 29 April 1946) was an Indian politician, who served as the first chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. He was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

Ajit Kumar Jogi was the first Chief Minister of the state of Chhattisgarh. He served as the CM of the state between November 2000 and December 2003. He has been a member of both the Houses of the Parliament apart from being elected to the state legislature. In 2016, Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi were expelled from INC for anti-party activities and sabotaging by-polls in Antagarh, Chhattisgarh. His son Amit was expelled from Congress party for 6 years.

He has also authored books titled, “The Role of District Collector”, and “Administration of Peripheral Areas.” He’s a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineer from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal. Ajit Jogi has served as the District Collector of Indore from 1981-85.

Political Timeline

2018 Ajit jogi announced that he will contest the assembly election from Rajnandgaon and Marvahi seats. This means he will directly challenge Dr. Raman Singh.

2016 In June 2016, Ajit Jogi founded a new political outfit Chhattisgarh Janata Congress.

2009 Jogi served as a Lok Sabha member Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund constituency after getting elected in 2009 Lok Sabha Elections. Jogi, however, failed to retain his seat in the 2014 LS polls and lost to BJP’s Chandu Lal Sahu by 133 votes.

2008 Elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, representing the Marwahi constituency.

2004 He was elected as MP in the 14th Lok Sabha for Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh.

Early Life

1974 Ajit Jogi selected for the Indian Police Service and Indian Administrative Service. Jogi served as set a record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate for over 12 years at Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh from 1974 to 1986.

1968 He completed his Mechanical Engineering degree from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal with Gold Medal. During his graduation he was elected as president, Maulana Azad College of Technology Students’ Union.

1967 He also worked briefly as a lecturer (1967-68) at the Government Engineering College, Raipur (Chhattisgarh).

Personal Life

Full Name Ajit Jogi

Date of Birth 29 Apr 1946 (Age 74)

Place of Birth Bilaspur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India (now in Chhattisgarh, India)

Party name Indian National Congress

Education Graduate Professional

Profession Engineer, IAS officer

Father’s Name KP Jogi

Mother’s Name Kanti Mani

Spouse’s Name Renu Jogi

No of Sons 1 Amit Jogi



Meerut private hospital sealed for offering fake corona negative report.



The Meerut chief medical officer ordered an investigation based on a video showing an employee making such an offer.

The licence of a private hospital in Meerut district has been suspended after a video showing its staff member providing fake Corona report in return for money, went viral on the social media.

Anil Dhingra, District Magistrate, Meerut, said, “A video had gone viral in Meerut. We have registered a case in this regard and we have suspended the licence of the nursing home. We have also sealed it on Sunday. Strict action will be taken against anybody who does like this.”

In the video, the staff member can be heard saying that the medical facility will provide a Corona negative report for Rs 2,500.

Meerut Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Raj Kumar said, “A man from the hospital can be heard saying that he can arrange Corona negative report and the patient can get his operation done. We have identified the man and a FIR has been registered.”

The video also shows the ‘clients’ giving Rs 2,000 to the hospital manager and promising to pay the remaining Rs 500 when the report arrives.

Kumar said, “From the video, it has emerged that the hospital’s manager, Shah Alam, is promising people a fake COVID-19 negative report in exchange for money.”

Notably, Meerut has reported a total of 1,117 cases so far, out of which 69 died and 772 recovered.

UP has recorded a total of 28,061 cases — 785 deaths and 18,761 recoveries — so far.

With a maximum of 2,785 positive cases reported till Sunday, Gautam Buddha Nagar was on the top of the state’s COVID-19 list. Ghaziabad, with 2,224 cases, stood at the second position followed by Lucknow with 1,448 cases, Kanpur Nagar with 1,364 cases and Agra with 1,291 cases.

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