Amit Jogi (born 7 August 1977) is an American-born Indian politician.[3]

Amit Jogi
Member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
In office
2013–2018
ConstituencyMarwahi
Personal details
Born (1977-08-07) 7 August 1977 (age 46)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican (till 2002)
Indian (2002–present)
Political partyJanta Congress Chhattisgarh
SpouseRicha Jogi
Parent(s)Ajit Jogi (father)
Dr. Renu Jogi (mother)[2]
Websiteamitjogi.me

Early life

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Jogi is the son of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi. He was supposedly an American citizen by birth,[4] and became an Indian citizen in July 2004 or 2002.[5] His date and place of birth are unclear because he provided documents with contradictory information.[6] However, at a later point, he stated his date of birth to be 7 August 1977, and his place of birth to be Dallas, United States. "I can't help where I was born... I was born in Dallas, USA, in 1977 and I was nationalized by LK Advani in 2002.[7]

Jogi is a 1998 graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, has an MA in Politics and International Studies, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and an LLB from Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (2009).[citation needed]

Career

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He became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Marwahi (Vidhan Sabha Constituency, Chhattisgarh) in 2013 Assembly Elections. He defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate by the highest margin in the state: 46,250 votes.

He was said to have been involved in an operation of bribing Dilip Singh Judeo in 2003. This is per the statement given by Central Bureau of Investigation in Supreme Court of India in 2005[8]

On 23 July 2011, Amit Jogi was attacked by a mob while campaigning for Tanya Solomon, the Indian National Congress (INC) candidate for the Jabera (Vidhan Sabha constituency) by-poll in Madhya Pradesh.[9] Solomon is the daughter of the late Ratnesh Solomon who was a five-time MLA from the Jabera constituency, and Ajit Jogi's brother-in-law.[10]

The INC expelled Jogi on 7 January 2017, for six years for indulging in anti-party activities.[11] Jogi later said he would challenge his expulsion as the party is not anybody's bapoti (personal property).

On 2 March 2017, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed a censure motion against Jogi for "unparliamentary" behaviour.[12]

Chhattisgarh Janata Congress

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Chhattisgarh Janata Congress was founded by Ajit Jogi, after Jogi and his son Amit were expelled from INC for anti-party activities and for sabotaging Antagarh by-poll elections. Amit was expelled for six years.[13][14][15]

Ajit Jogi launched a party in Thathapur village of Kawardha district and directly challenged Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.[16][17][18]

References

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  1. ^ [1][2][3]Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh
  2. ^ Dr. Renu Jogi
  3. ^ Open The Magazine (14 January 2016). "Amit Jogi: The Man Who Knows Too Much". Archived from the original on 5 February 2023. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  4. ^ Visa power: Amit Jogi is swimming in alien waters Archived 10 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Pioneer 18 December 2003.
  5. ^ "Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh". NDTV. 4 November 2013.
  6. ^ "New revelations about Amit Jogi could spell embarrassment for Rahul". the Hindu. 31 October 2013.
  7. ^ [4]Born in the USA, says Amit Jogi, Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh
  8. ^ Amit Jogi behind Judeo sting: CBI Times of India 21 July 2005.
  9. ^ Ex-CM Ajit Jogi's son attacked by mob, badly injured Times of India 24 June 2011.
  10. ^ Young MP doctor in Cong prestige fight The Telegraph 20 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Congress expels Amit Jogi for six years". ABP Live. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Chhattisgarh Assembly passes censure motion against three MLAs". The Indian Express. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  13. ^ Ajit Jogi announces new political party
  14. ^ Congress set to split in Chhattisgarh
  15. ^ Congress embarrassed after audio tapes link Ajit Jogi to sabotaging party prospects in 2014 bypolls
  16. ^ "Chhattisgarh Janta Congress: Ajit Jogi names his new party". India Today. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  17. ^ Ajit Jogi names new party, Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (Jogi)
  18. ^ Ajit Jogi names his new party