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Assembly Election 2018: Janta Congress chief Ajit Jogi to not contest in upcoming Chhattisgarh poll but become the star campaigner

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 October 2018, 15:46 IST
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In the upcoming state assembly polls of Chhattisgarh, the Janta Congress chief Ajit Jogi, who was the face of a third front in the state has announced that he will not be contesting the election.

Ajit Jogi, the face of the opposition alliance between the Janta Congress, Communist Party of India and Mayawati’s BSP, has said that it would become difficult for him to tour around the state and campaign for the alliance and also take care of his own constituency.

The 15-year rule by BJP’s Raman Singh is now facing high anti-incumbency in the state where development, agrarian crisis, unemployment and naxals have become the major issues of the states, which are bound to get challenged in the upcoming polls.

The Ajit Jogi’s outfit had recently made an alliance with the BSP and both the party’s had agreed upon the face of Ajit Jogi as the Chief Ministerial candidate. Later, the BSP tied with the CPI to influence the backward and lower classes of the state.

“Janta Congress Chhattisgarh chief Ajit Jogi won't contest assembly elections. Being a star campaigner, alliance b/w Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, BSP & CPI would've made him to visit 90 constituencies making it difficult to concentrate on his own” said the official notification by the Janta Congress party.

 

The Congress was in the fray to contest the polls in an alliance with BSP, but due to an affirmative low cordial attitude shown by the grand old party, the Mayawati got miffed and moved to ally with CPI and Janta Congress.

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First published: 19 October 2018, 15:46 IST
 
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