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First Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi Passes Away At 74, Leaders Across Party Lines Pay Rich Tributes

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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

Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president,

Rajnath Singh , Union Defence Minister

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

 

Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister

Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister Chhattisgarh

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