Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee has terminated Amit Jogi, Congress MLA from Marwahi and son of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi for six years from the primary membership of the party.
The alleged leaked tapes of conversations between senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi, his “associates” and Puneet Gupta (son-in-law of Chief Minister Raman Singh) to “fix” a by-election last year kicked up a political storm in Chhattisgarh and in Delhi on Wednesday.
An English newspaper from New Delhi published transcripts of the telephonic conversations involving the Jogis, Mr. Puneet Gupta, alleged Jogi associates Firoz Siddiqui and Ameen Menon and the Congress candidate for the Antagad by-election last year, Manturam Pawar.
The ruling BJP had a cakewalk after Mr. Pawar’s last-minute withdrawal.
In New Delhi, the Congress, after demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi seek the resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, served a notice on Mr. Amit Jogi.