Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi has been admitted to a private hospital in Raipur after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home on Saturday. His condition remains critical and is on ventilator support.
“Former chief minister Ajit Jogi was admitted to the hospital at around 12:30 pm, following a cardiac arrest. His condition is critical and he is on ventilator support,” read a statement from the Shree Narayana Hospital.
The hospital further said that as per the information gathered from his family, the wheelchair-bound politician was in his garden in the morning and had tamarind before the cardiac arrest.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Jogi had served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the state came into existence.
Jogi parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son got embroiled in a controversy over a by-election. Later, he quit the Congress and formed Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J).
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