Ajit Jogi's son expelled from Congress for 6 years; Amit Jogi claims innocence

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Raipur, Jan 6: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Ajit Jogi's son Amit Jogi has been expelled from Congress for six years, days after an audio tape showed his alleged involvement in "fixing" the bypoll to an assembly seat last year.

"The way the audio tape has come forth, we have taken action accordingly," Chhattisgarh PCC told media persons on Monday.

Ajit Jogi's son expelled from Cong

A row erupted last month after an audio tape containing telephonic talks purportedly between Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's son-in-law, Congress leader Ajit Jogi and his son Amit surfaced, pointing at their alleged involvement in "fixing".

[Row breaks out over 'fixing' of Chhattisgarh assembly bypoll]

The Congress candidate for Antagarh (ST) seat Manturam Pawar, then considered an Ajit Jogi loyalist, had withdrawn from the fray just a day ahead of the deadline and was later expelled from the party.

Meanwhile, reacting over party's state unit's decision over his expulsion Amit Jogi said he's hurt and the allegations against him are biased.

"I'm hurt, the decision to expel me without proving the allegations against me, is biased and unfair. I will exercise my right to appeal under rule 8 of article 9 of party's Constitution. Have full faith in party's leadership," Amit Jogi said.

The tape purportedly contains conversations suggesting money exchanged hands.

The tape purported has conversations between Amit, son of the state's former chief minister Ajit Jogi, Raman Singh's son-in-law Puneet Gupta, Pawar and former Jogi loyalists Firoz Siddiqui and Ameen Memon.

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