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Chhattisgarh’s First CM Ajit Jogi passed away at 74

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Ajit Jogi, Chhattisgarh first CMOn May 29, 2020, Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister (CM) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, passed away at the age of 74 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He was born on April 29, 1946 in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. He was the first CM of Chhattisgarh.

Education:

i.Jogi studied Mechanical Engineering at the Maulana Azad College of Technology & also won the University Gold Medal. 

Career:

i.He served as a lecturer at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur and  was also a successful IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer.

Politics:

i.In 1998, Jogi was elected as a Lok Sabha member from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh and became a spokesperson of the Indian National Congress (INC) party.

ii.In November 2000, when the new state of Chhattisgarh was carved from Madhya Pradesh (MP), Ajit Jogi, was chosen by Sonia Gandhi to serve as the first Chief Minister (CM) of the State. 

iii.After losing the power to the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the State in 2003. Jogi was elected as Lok Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) from the Mahasamund constituency from Chhattisgarh, in the year 2004.

iv.In 2008, Ajit Jogi contested in the Assembly elections from the Marwahi assembly, a reserved constituency. 

v.Later, Jogi quit from the Congress party in June 2016 and formed a new regional party Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.

About Chhattisgarh:
Capital– Raipur.
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey.
Chief Minister (CM)– Bhupesh Baghel.