The then Congress candidate Manturam Pawar had abruptly withdrawn his name from the by-election and the BJP won the polls.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had asserted that there is historical evidence of “Godse being a disciple of Savarkar”.
The 42-year-old state president of the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) is accused of providing false information in his affidavit submitted along with his nomination paper.
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has decided to participate as an intervener in the case of former chief minister of the state Ajit Jogi before the Chattisgarh High Court.
As part of the statewide protest, effigies of the two former chief ministers were burnt in 300 places.
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.
Amit is also state president of the regional outfit Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) floated by his father in June 2016.
Amit Jogi was arrested for allegedly giving false information in the affidavit regarding his place and date of birth during the 2013 Assembly elections.
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.