Ms Jogi launches road shows, seeks vote for injured spouse

Updated on Apr 18, 2004 08:57 PM IST

As ex-CM Ajit Jogi lies bed-ridden in a Mumbai hospital, Dr Renu Jogi has taken the mantle of campaign for her husband in Mahasamund.

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PTI | ByPradip Kumar Maitra, Raipur

In view of the serious injury which Ajit Jogi suffered in a road accident, his wife Dr Renu Jogi has taken the mantle of campaigning for her husband in Mahasamund.

Due to shortage of time she launched a Road Show on Sunday morning from Mahasamund which reached in Dhamtari around 4.40 just before the deadline fixed by the EC, after passing through Rajim, Gariyaband, Kurud and other areas.

Braving the scorching heat, Ms Jogi interacted with people and enquired about their well-being at selected points along the route from Mahasamund to Dhamtari.

The road show saw a good response, especially from women and children.She was visibly pleased at the large turnout of women and children.

She appealed to the electorate to vote for her husband who could not meet them in the wake of the serious accident. “My husband changed the face of backward Chhattisgarh state by initiating several development works in his three years tenure. Now vote him so that he can raise his voice in the capital for the betterment of Chhattisgarh, particularly Mahasamund,” she added.

She,however, avoided any direct criticism of anyone during her road show. She also asked party workers to sincerely work for Jogi’s victory by maintaining unity in the run up to the elections.

The good response envoked by Ms Jogi has hit Vidya Charan Shukla, who is pitted against the former chief minister, Ajit Jogi in Mahasamund constituency.

Apart from the spate of yagnas  and fasting being undertaking by scores of common folk for speedy recovery of the former chief minister, Jogi supporters have launched a vigorous campaign in his constituency.

The Congress supporters are now busy showing video films of a badly injured Jogi lying in the Bombay Hospital bed to appeal to voters to cast their votes for the Congress. By doing so the Congress has succeeded in generating sympathy in favour of the former chief minister in his constituency.

Panicky Shukla had earlier requested Prime Minister Vajpayee on Friday that he should address at least one public meeting in Mahasamund constituency which could not be possible. 

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