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Ajit Jogi

Ajit Jogi


Ajit Kumar Jogi was the first Chief Minister of the state of Chhattisgarh. He served as the CM of the state between November 2000 and December 2003. He has been a member of both the Houses of the Parliament apart from being elected to the state legislature. In 2016, Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi were expelled from INC for anti-party activities and sabotaging by-polls in Antagarh, Chhattisgarh. His son Amit was expelled from Congress party for 6 years.

Personal Life

Full Name Ajit Jogi
Date of Birth 29 Apr 1946 (Age 73)
Place of Birth Bilaspur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India (now in Chhattisgarh, India)
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Engineer, IAS officer
Father's Name KP Jogi
Mother's Name Kanti Mani
Spouse's Name Renu Jogi
No of Sons 1


Contact number 077140 68703
Email ajitjogicg@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

He has also authored books titled, "The Role of District Collector", and "Administration of Peripheral Areas."
He's a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineer from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.
Ajit Jogi has served as the District Collector of Indore from 1981-85.

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    Ajit jogi announced that he will contest the assembly election from Rajnandgaon and Marvahi seats. This means he will directly challenge Dr. Raman Singh.
  • 2016
    In June 2016, Ajit Jogi founded a new political outfit Chhattisgarh Janata Congress.
  • 2009
    Jogi served as a Lok Sabha member Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund constituency after getting elected in 2009 Lok Sabha Elections. Jogi, however, failed to retain his seat in the 2014 LS polls and lost to BJP's Chandu Lal Sahu by 133 votes.
  • 2008
    Elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, representing the Marwahi constituency.
  • 2004
    He was elected as MP in the 14th Lok Sabha for Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh.
  • 2000
    He was sworn-in as the first newly-formed state of Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on November 9, 2000. He led a Vikas Yatra all over Chhattisgarh in 2003.
  • 1999
    He led Jatra from Ma Danteswari Temple in Dantewada to Mahamaya Temple in Ambikapur to spread awareness for separate statehood for Chhattisgarh.
  • 1998
    He elected to 12th Lok Sabha from Raigarh constituency in Chhattisgarh.
  • 1997
    He was appointed as Observer, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Elections Member, A.I.C.C. Also hold the positions as Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism, Member, Committee on Rural and Urban Development Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal, Member, Public Accounts Committee, Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Energy, Convenor, Sub-Commmittee on Indirect Taxes. Also he was Member in Panel of Vice-Chairperson, Rajya Sabha. Parallel to these he served as Chief Spokesman, Congress Parliamentary Party as well as Chief Spokeman of AICC from 1997 to 1999.
  • 1996
    Member, Core Group, A. I.C .C. Parliamentary Elections (Lok Sabha). Later he became Executive Committee Member, Congress Party in Parliament.
  • 1995
    Appointed as Central Observer for Congress Party during Sikkim Assembly Elections.
  • 1995
    Appointed as Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology, and Environment and Forests.
  • 1989
    He was appointed as Central Observer, Congress Party for elections to Lok Sabha from constituencies in Manipur State. He covered 1500 kms in eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awareness and mobilized support for the Congress Party.
  • 1987
    He was appointed as General- Seceretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, Madhya Pradesh. Also as Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Member, Committee on Industries, Member, Committee on Railways, Chairman, State SC and ST Commission (Madhya Pradesh).
  • 1986
    Jogi began his political career in 1986 when he became a member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) on the welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. Then he was nominated by INC in Rajyasabha. He served upper house for two consecutive terms till 1998.

Early Life

  • 1974
    Ajit Jogi selected for the Indian Police Service and Indian Administrative Service. Jogi served as set a record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate for over 12 years at Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh from 1974 to 1986.
  • 1968
    He completed his Mechanical Engineering degree from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal with Gold Medal. During his graduation he was elected as president, Maulana Azad College of Technology Students' Union.
  • 1967
    He also worked briefly as a lecturer (1967-68) at the Government Engineering College, Raipur (Chhattisgarh).
Net Worth4.55 CRORE

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