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The by-poll was necessitated after Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) MLA and former chief minister Ajit Jogi passed away in May this year.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh by-poll: Tough contest on cards in Ajit Jogi’s bastion Marwahi

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The constituency has been the bastion of former chief minister late Ajit Jogi for last two decades but this is the first time in last 20 years when the Jogis are not in the fray.
Amit Jogi’s nomination was rejected on the basis of a high-power committee’s report that he is not a tribal.(PTI)
Amit Jogi’s nomination was rejected on the basis of a high-power committee’s report that he is not a tribal.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh bypoll: In Ajit Jogi’s bastion of Marwahi, a direct fight between Congress, BJP

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The Marwahi seat fell vacant following Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) chief Ajit Jogi‘s death in May. Bypolls to the seat are scheduled on November 3
Ajit Pramod Jogi served as collector for 12 years in different districts before resigning in 1986 and joining the Congress party.(PTI file photo)
Ajit Pramod Jogi served as collector for 12 years in different districts before resigning in 1986 and joining the Congress party.(PTI file photo)

Ajit Jogi: A formidable leader and pivot of tribal politics dead at 74

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Left in awe by the power and charisma of a Parsi Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who visited his village when he was a boy, Jogi always nursed the ambition of becoming a civil servant. A Marathi Brahmin teacher guided him in the direction by prodding him to learn English.
PM tweeted his condolences to the family of AJit Jogi, who passed away on Friday.(ANI Photo/Representative use)
PM tweeted his condolences to the family of AJit Jogi, who passed away on Friday.(ANI Photo/Representative use)

‘Strived to bring a positive change’: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Ajit Jogi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:44 PM IST
PM said Jogi had done work to improve the lives of poor people, especially the tribal community.
Ajit Jogi served as collector for 12 years in different districts before resigning in 1986 and joining the Congress. He was sent to the Rajya Sabha twice by the Congress . (Photo: @ajitjogi_cg)
Ajit Jogi served as collector for 12 years in different districts before resigning in 1986 and joining the Congress. He was sent to the Rajya Sabha twice by the Congress . (Photo: @ajitjogi_cg)

Ajit Jogi, pivot of tribal and dalit politics, dies at 74

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Ajit Jogi was a voracious reader, brilliant orator, a jan-neta and extremely popular among schedule tribes, schedule castes and Muslims in the plains of Chhattisgarh.
Ajit Jogi, the former chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74. (HT photo)
Ajit Jogi, the former chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74. (HT photo)

Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Ajit Jogi is survived by his wife Renu Jogi, MLA from Kota, and son Amit Jogi.
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi(Sonu Mehta/HT File)
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi(Sonu Mehta/HT File)

Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Jogi still ‘very critical’; docs start ‘audio therapy’, play his favourite songs

Raipur | By Press Trust of India |Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:08 PM IST
According to doctors, Ajit Jogi’s neurological activities are almost nil and they have also started giving him an ‘audio therapy’ by making him listen to his favourite songs through earphones, but so far our efforts yielded no success.
File photo of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
File photo of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi slips into coma, on ventilator support, says doctor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Ajit Jogi’s son Amit said that the health of his father deteriorated suddenly while he was having breakfast.
File Photo of Ajit Jogi(PTI)
File Photo of Ajit Jogi(PTI)

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi suffers cardiac arrest, slips into coma

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Jogi’s neurological activity is “almost nil” and he is on ventilator support at the Shree Narayana Hospital, where the 74-year-old Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) head was admitted on Saturday afternoon after he fell unconscious at his residence here, he said.
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi is on a ventilator and his condition is critical, the hospital has said.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi is on a ventilator and his condition is critical, the hospital has said.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Ajit Jogi on ventilator after cardiac arrest

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 03:02 AM IST
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Amit Jogi over the phone about his father’s health and assured him the state government will take every possible step to ensure his treatment, an official statement said.
According to the medical bulletin, the 74-year-old leader is on ventilator support as his breathing is still irregular.
According to the medical bulletin, the 74-year-old leader is on ventilator support as his breathing is still irregular.

Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi suffers cardiac arrest, put on ventilator

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The 74-year-old leader is on ventilator support as his breathing is still irregular, said the hospital.
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi’s son Amit has claimed the charges against him and his father are baseless.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi’s son Amit has claimed the charges against him and his father are baseless.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi, son Amit booked in case of suicide abetment

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 10:41 AM IST
A complaint was filed against Ajit Jogi and Amit Jogi after their domestic help Santosh Kaushik committed suicide at their house on Wednesday.
BJP’s Paikara had alleged that Amit submitted false information regarding his birth certificate while filing nomination during the 2013 state polls.(HT file photo)
BJP’s Paikara had alleged that Amit submitted false information regarding his birth certificate while filing nomination during the 2013 state polls.(HT file photo)

Ajit Jogi, son get bail in alleged fake certificate case

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:59 AM IST
The police claimed that they arrested Amit Jogi in a case which was lodged against him in February 2019 under sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 with Gaurela police station of Bilaspur by Sameera Paikra, BJP candidate against him in 2013.
The fresh case was filed in Bilaspur district on the complaint of Sameera Paikra, who contested the Marwahi seat in 2013 assembly polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.(HT image)
The fresh case was filed in Bilaspur district on the complaint of Sameera Paikra, who contested the Marwahi seat in 2013 assembly polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.(HT image)

After new FIR, Ajit Jogi gets hospitalised

RAIPUR | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:03 AM IST
In his complaint to the police, BJP’s Sameera Paikra had cited an affidavit filed by a government official Patras Tirkey posted in Bilaspur 50 years ago.
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram.(HT PHOTO.)
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram.(HT PHOTO.)

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi booked for forgery, cheating

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Hours after the police filed a fresh FIR on Thursday evening, Jogi was admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram. His aide, Nilesh Chauhan, said Jogi was facing some breathing problems.
Amit Jogi won 2013 assembly elections from Marwahi, a ST seat, which comes under Bilaspur district. (Photo @amitjogi)
Amit Jogi won 2013 assembly elections from Marwahi, a ST seat, which comes under Bilaspur district. (Photo @amitjogi)

Amit Jogi, son of former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi, arrested in cheating case

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:31 AM IST
In 2014, the BJP candidate against Amit Jogi filed a writ petition with Bilaspur high court challenging Amit Jogi’s caste and place of birth.
A government-appointed committee said Ajit Jogi had failed to substantiate his claim of being a member of the Kanwar community, which comes under Schedule Tribe.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A government-appointed committee said Ajit Jogi had failed to substantiate his claim of being a member of the Kanwar community, which comes under Schedule Tribe.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi booked after state panel rejects tribal status

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:18 AM IST
The high powered committee, set up on the directions of the high court and headed by the secretary of the department of primitive caste DD Singh, concluded its probe on Ajit Jogi’s caste status on August 21.
Ajit Jogi will lose his scheduled tribe status.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Ajit Jogi will lose his scheduled tribe status.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Ajit Jogi is not a tribal, rules Chhattisgarh government panel; revokes his caste certificates

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Ajit Jogi’s Scheduled Tribe status was challenged in Chhattisgarh high court, which had ordered the setting up of a committee to look into the matter
Chhattisgarh, which has 11 Lok Sabha seats, goes to polls in three phases.(HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh, which has 11 Lok Sabha seats, goes to polls in three phases.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: King-maker Ajit Jogi not to contest polls, leaves all seats for BSP

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Lok Sabha election 2019: Ajit Jogi, who left the Congress in 2015 to float his own party, is synonymous with Chhattisgarh politics as no election in the state is said to be complete without him. And his decision will also make it the first ever election since the state was created in 2000 without the CJC leader as an electoral contender.
The Chhattisgarh police has registered an FIR against five people, including former chief minister Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi and former PWD minister Rajesh Munat, in connection with the Antagarh tapes case.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Chhattisgarh police has registered an FIR against five people, including former chief minister Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi and former PWD minister Rajesh Munat, in connection with the Antagarh tapes case.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Antagarh tapes: Former CM Ajit Jogi, son among 5 booked

UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 11:19 PM IST
The Chhattisgarh police has registered an FIR against five people, including former chief minister Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi and former PWD minister Rajesh Munat, in connection with the Antagarh tapes case.
Bhupesh Baghel, an OBC politician from the Kurmi caste, was appointed as the state chief while Tamradhwaj Sahu was inducted into the party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, as part of Congress’ poll strategy in Chhattisgarh.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bhupesh Baghel, an OBC politician from the Kurmi caste, was appointed as the state chief while Tamradhwaj Sahu was inducted into the party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, as part of Congress’ poll strategy in Chhattisgarh.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

‘Manifesto, focus on OBCs key to Congress’ Chhattisgarh win’, says party worker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 08:12 AM IST
A group of Congress leaders involved in the election process in Chhattisgarh have prepared a report on the party’s success formula, which is likely to be replicated in other states. In the report, which HT has accessed, the leaders said the party implemented the idea of the booth and sector-level in-charges across the state for the first time.
Hailing from the influential Kurmi community, which accounts for around 14 per cent of Chhattisgarh’s population of around 2.5 crore, Bhupesh Baghel, 57, is known for his political acumen with strong leadership qualities.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Hailing from the influential Kurmi community, which accounts for around 14 per cent of Chhattisgarh’s population of around 2.5 crore, Bhupesh Baghel, 57, is known for his political acumen with strong leadership qualities.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Bhupesh Baghel, the man who helped Congress rise like a Phoenix from the ashes in Chhattisgarh

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Congress president Bhupesh Baghel, who has been named as the new chief minister, is credited with helping the party rise from the ashes of the deadly Maoist attack that wiped out the top party leadership of the state five years ago.
The BSP lost its vote share advantage in SC reserved seats in the 2018 polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The fall is much bigger in Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
The BSP lost its vote share advantage in SC reserved seats in the 2018 polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The fall is much bigger in Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)

BSP plays spoiler for Congress and BJP, faces desertion of some core voters

New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:53 AM IST
Assembly elections 2018: At the aggregate level, the BSP has improved its performance by winning 10 seats across the three states, which is two more than what it won in 2013. However, this is still five seats fewer than what the party won in the 2008 polls.
Bhupesh Baghel has been Chhattisgarh Congress president for the last five years and has taken former chief minister Raman Singh’s Bharatiya Janata Party government head-on(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bhupesh Baghel has been Chhattisgarh Congress president for the last five years and has taken former chief minister Raman Singh’s Bharatiya Janata Party government head-on(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Baghel’s promotion as Congress state prez proved to be wise call.

Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Assembly elections 2018: Baghel was entrusted with the task of reviving the Congress’ fortunes in the state after the party suffered a third consecutive defeat in Assembly polls in 2013.
Chhattisgarh election results 2018: The decisive mandate for the Congress in Chhattisgarh has dashed former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s hopes of emerging as the kingmaker in the state.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh election results 2018: The decisive mandate for the Congress in Chhattisgarh has dashed former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s hopes of emerging as the kingmaker in the state.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)

Chhattisgarh election results 2018: ‘Janta’ puts Ajit Jogi’s kingmaker hopes on hold

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Jogi started Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) after quitting the Congress in June 2016. He tried to make the contest in the electorally bi-polar Chhattisgarh triangular and got into a pre-poll alliance with former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
In the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), people equated Raman Singh with Jyoti Basu, the communist veteran who ruled West Bengal for 23 years and 137 days.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
In the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), people equated Raman Singh with Jyoti Basu, the communist veteran who ruled West Bengal for 23 years and 137 days.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)

BJP’s longest-serving CM Raman Singh goes but dream run not over

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Raman Singh, who completed 5,000 days in August, is the only BJP CM after Modi to have won three assembly elections in a row.
Because of Ajit Jogi’s historical association with the Congress, it was expected that the alliance would probably damage the Congress more than the BJP. But the reverse has happened.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Because of Ajit Jogi’s historical association with the Congress, it was expected that the alliance would probably damage the Congress more than the BJP. But the reverse has happened.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Ajit Jogi hurt BJP more than Congress in Chhattisgarh polls

By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 10:25 AM IST
Because of Jogi’s historical association with the Congress, it was expected that the alliance would probably damage the Congress more than the BJP. But the reverse has happened.
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia flanked by party leaders display victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Raipur, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh election results: Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia flanked by party leaders display victory sign at a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly elections, in Raipur, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh election results Highlights: Rahul Gandhi to decide on next Chhattisgarh CM, announcement likely to be tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Conceding defeat on Tuesday, Chhattisgarh’s three-time chief minister Raman Singh said he takes full responsibility for the BJP’s defeat in the assembly elections and will analyse the reasons behind the rout.Speaking to the media after the results were declared, Singh said he has forwarded his resignation to the governor.Catch all the live updates of assembly elections, click here.Singh became a chief minister on December 7, 15 years ago, and no other BJP CM has served for so long. Narendra Modi had an uninterrupted 4,610 days as Gujarat chief minister before becoming Prime Minister in May 2014. Singh, who completed 5,000 days in August, is the only BJP CM after Modi to have won three assembly elections in a row.Catch all the live updates of Chhattisgarh election results, click here.Chhattisgarh was the only state where voting was held in two phases: the first in 18 seats spread across eight Maoist-affected districts on November 12 and the then in 72 constituencies spread across 19 districts on November 20. Counting of votes began at 8 am today.

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Congress supporters celebrate at the party office in Raipur as the party makes gains in Chhattisgarh (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Congress supporters celebrate at the party office in Raipur as the party makes gains in Chhattisgarh (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh election results 2018: Congress races way ahead of BJP

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:37 PM IST
Chhattisgarh elections results 2018: While exits polls had predicted a close contest between Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress, the Congress was way ahead of the ruling BJP as per early trends.
BSP supremo Mayawati and Janata Congress (Chhatisgarh) president Ajit Jogi during a press conference in Lucknow.(PTI)
BSP supremo Mayawati and Janata Congress (Chhatisgarh) president Ajit Jogi during a press conference in Lucknow.(PTI)

Exit polls leave Ajit Jogi-Mayawati combine with little in Chhattisgarh assembly

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 08:21 PM IST
The CJC-BSP alliance has been given as little as three seats and a maximum of eight in the 90-member state assembly by exit poll analysts.
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