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Amit Jogi expelled from Congress for six years

Amit Jogi expelled from Congress for six years

The Chhattisgarh unit of All India Congress Committee (AICC) urged the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to take action against former chief minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi and his son Amit for working against the party in 2014 bypoll.

Pallavi Ghosh
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  • Last Updated: January 6, 2016, 5:19 PM IST
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New Delhi: The former Congress leader and Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi's son Amit Jogi was expelled from the party on Wednesday after audio tapes showing his involvement in fixing the 2014 bypoll emerged to ensure BJP's victory.

Recently, the Chhattisgarh unit of All India Congress Committee (AICC) urged the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to suspend him for working against the party. Going through the allegations, Amit was suspended for six years from the party. Sources said, action against Ajit is yet to be decided by the UPA Chairperson.

On December 30, Congress has issued a show-cause notice to its leader Jogi after allegations of horse trading in the Antagarh (ST) bypoll in September 2014 in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh came out in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to secure the seat.

Senior Congress leader Ajit Jogi, his son Amit and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's son-in-law Puneet Gupta allegedly tried to strike a deal to induce Manturam Pawar, the Congress candidate to withdraw from the race.

However, Amit denied the charges that he had worked in favour of the BJP in 2014 bypoll. "It is very unfortunate that I was expelled without any reason. Justice denied to me. I would like to request Sonia ji and Rahul ji to reconsider my expulsion," he said.


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