While the JCC(J) said the exits would not dent its efforts in the Lok Sabha elections, the departures are part of a trend that appear to indicate that the elections may boil down to the traditional two-horse race in the state between the BJP and Congress.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: With as many as 1,079 candidates in the fray, over 1.54 crore voters, including 77.53 lakh male, 76.46 lakh female and 877 transgender, cast their votes Tuesday.
On November 15, asked a question by NDTV on whether he was not ruling out an alliance with the BJP, Jogi had said, “In politics, you can’t rule out anything. Anything can happen. But I’m quite certain that eventuality will not arise.”
Chhattisgarh Janata Congress has also nominated at least four candidates who fought the last election on the Congress ticket. RK Rai from Gunderdehi and Siyaram Kaushik from Bilha, both MLA's, and Dharamjeet Singh from Lormi have backed the Jogi's since the split.
Marwahi is a reserved seat, which is currently held by Ajit Jogi’s son Amit. Ajit Jogi earlier held the seat. Amit Jogi told The Indian Express that “a final decision has not been taken”, but this is “what the people of Marwahi” wanted.
New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Congress leader and wife of Ajit Jogi, Renu Jogi on Thursday said that it is very unfortunate that the suspension of her husband happened in Chhattisgarh as that was the place from where they started and were also progressing. She urged Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to listen to them rather than believing the one-sided story. She also asked the grand old party to investigate more into the matter.