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Published On: Sat, May 9th, 2020

Ajit Jogi, former CG CM, critical after cardiac arrest

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Ajit JogiRAIPUR: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has been admitted to a hospital in Raipur after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his home this afternoon. His condition is critical and he is on ventilator support,” read a statement from the Shree Narayana Hospital.
Mr Jogi, 74, was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed in his home garden at 12:30 pm. According to the medical bulletin, the 74-year-old wheelchair-bound politician was in his garden in the morning and had tamarind before the cardiac arrest.

His wife, Renu Jogi, an MLA, and son Amit are with him in the hospital. A bureaucrat-turned politician, Ajit Jogi had served as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the state came into existence.
He left the Congress in 2016 after he and his son got embroiled in a controversy over a by-election. Later, he quit the Congress and formed Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.
(Bureau Report with Agency Inputs ).




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