Jogi files nomination in Chhattisgarh

Updated on Apr 03, 2004 01:38 PM IST

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Mahasamund constituency for the April 20 parliamentary polls.

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PTI | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Raipur

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Mahasamund constituency for the April 20 parliamentary polls.

He will take on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and former central minister Vidya Charan Shukla.

Jogi, suspended from the Congress last year after he was linked to a cash-for-MLAs scam, was rehabilitated Tuesday by party president Sonia Gandhi, who gave him permission to contest the polls.

Chief Minister Raman Singh too filed his nomination for the Dongargaon assembly seat.

By-election for the assembly seat will be held along with the elections for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh.

Singh has to get elected as a state assembly member within six months from the date -- Dec 7, 2003 -- he was sworn in as chief minister after the BJP was voted to power in last year's assembly polls.

Congress supporters took out a procession when Jogi set out to file his papers. Top party leaders and several party legislators participated in the procession.

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