After prolonged illness and in hospital for nearly three weeks , the first chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passed away at the age of 74. The state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in year 2000.
Jogi had suffered two cardiac arrests in the past week. His death was confirmed on twitter his son Amit jogi.
Jogi’s 35 year political career started when he quit IAS posted in Madhya Pradesh as district Collector Indore from 1981-1985 to join the Congress party. He was spotted by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi . He left the government service in 1985 and became a Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha in 1986. Jogi remained a member of the Upper House till 1998.
Leaders across party lines paid their tributes as news of his death came in
Prime Minister Narendra Modi , wrote in a tweet, Shri Ajit Jogi Ji was passionate about public service. This passion made him work hard as a bureaucrat and as a political leader
Shri Ajit Jogi Ji was passionate about public service. This passion made him work hard as a bureaucrat and as a political leader. He strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially tribal communities. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family. RIP.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2020
Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president,
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Shri Ajit Jogi, former Parliamentarian & Chhattisgarh’s first CM. My condolences to his family, friends & followers in this time of grief. May he rest in peace.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 29, 2020
Rajnath Singh , Union Defence Minister
Deeply anguished by the demise of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri Ajit Jogj ji. He was blessed with a warm and dynamic personality. His contribution to public life was noteworthy. My condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti!
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 29, 2020
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister
I express my deepest condolences on the sad demise of Shri Ajit Jogi ji, former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
May god give the bereaved family strength to withstand this tragic loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 29, 2020
Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister
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
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister Chhattisgarh
छत्तीसगढ़ के प्रथम मुख्यमंत्री श्री अजीत जोगी का निधन छत्तीसगढ़ प्रदेश के लिए एक बड़ी राजनीतिक क्षति है।
हम सभी प्रदेशवासियों की यादों में वो सदैव जीवित रहेंगे।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) May 29, 2020