Breaking: Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhatisgarh, passes away

The first chief minister of the state, Ajit Jogi, was admitted at the hospital on May 9 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home.

Raipur| Ajit Jogi, Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, passed away Friday afternoon after suffering two cardiac arrests at a private hospital.

On May 9, Jogi was admitted at the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. He had since then remained critical and was on ventilator support. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night as well.

Ajit Jogi was also the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh.

A bureaucrat-turned politician, Jogi had served as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the state came into existence.

Jogi parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son got embroiled in a controversy over a by-election. Later, he quit Congress and founded Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J).

(Inputs from Agencies)

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