On Friday late night, the senior-most leader of the JCC-J and MLA, Dharamjeet Singh met the BJP MLA and former chief minister Raman Singh to apprise him about the decision.
For the first time in 20 years, the Marwahi constituency in Chhattisgarh will now witness an electoral battle without any member of Ajit Jogi’s family in the fray.
In all likelihood, the three-cornered electoral battle will see a close contest among the ruling Congress and the opposition parties—BJP and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh-Jogi.
After serving as collector for 12 years in various districts including Indore and Raipur, Ajit Jogi resigned in 1986 and joined the Congress.
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi died at a private hospital in Raipur after battling for life for the last 20 days.
Jogi's last rites will be performed at his native Gaurella in Bilaspur district on Saturday, said his son Amit
The treatment of Jogi under the medical protocols continues even as the doctors are relentlessly trying to activate his brain activity.
According to the medical bulletin issued on Sunday, Jogi is in coma showing minimal neurological activity.
According to a medical bulletin, the former CM suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence and collapsed on his wheelchair.
The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by BJP leader Sameera Paikra, who alleged that Jogi had misused fake caste certificate.
As the party carried out significant appointments in the party unit in Chhattisgarh, Renu Jogi, the wife of former chief minister Ajit Jogi, has been ousted from the post of party vice-president.