Raipur : Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today launched his new political outfit named “Chhattisgarh Janata Congress”. Interestingly, before finalising the name of the new outfit, the former Congressman had sought opinion of his supporters. His supporters were given a form which had many options like Chhattisgarh Lok Party, Chhattisgarh Jan Congress, Chhattisgarh Swaraj Party, Chhattisgarh Rashtriya Samiti, Chhattisgarh Apna Dal, Chhattisgarh Vikas Congress etc.
Jogi finally opted for “Chhattisgarh Janata Congress”. During today’s function, Jogi was accompanied on the stage by his wife Renu who is also an MLA from Kota, son Amit, MLAs Rajendra Kumar Rai and Siyaram Kaushik besides many other former Congress leaders. Jogi who was not happy with the Congress high command for a long time owing to differences on Various issues had announced earlier this month that he would his launch his own political party that will aim to dislodge the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh.
The Congress party had dropped him from Congress Working Committee (CWC), just a day after he made this announcement. In January early this year, the name of Ajit Jogi and his son Amit had figured in Antagarh tapes which purportedly hinted at their attempt to ensure withdrawal of the Congress candidate from the bypoll in 2014. The BJP had finally won the seat as the Congress candidate had pulled out of the contest which severely embarrassed the party.