'Former Congress CM Ajit Jogi wanted to eliminate rival Mahendra Karma ahead of elections'
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- 2 of 4Jogi is believed to have left by chopper before the Congress convoy departed for the ill-fated journey. On Tuesday, posters surfaced at multiple locations in Raipur which accused ‘Jogi of having fostered an understanding with Maoists’. “Fewer attacks took place during the rule of Ajit Jogi from 2000-04,” a pamphlet read.“Who among the Congress leaders is left now that all others are dead? Only Jogi. Elections are just months away” it was further highlighted.
- 3 of 4The supporters of Ajit Jogi filed a police complaint with the Cyber Cell for the ‘defaming’ posts. They suspected that saffron groups were propagating their agenda to malign their leaders’ image."The language and the nature of allegations in the images and posters clearly indicate that saffron outfits are behind such vicious propaganda on the internet", says Jogi supporter Vinod Tiwari. "We will stage an indefinite sit-in inside the police station if an FIR was not lodged within the next 24 hours," he added.It should be mentioned here that just five days ago, Jogi had dispelled rumours about his 'alleged rift' with Karma and disclosed that he was not in race for CM in the upcoming polls.But after the death of Nand Kumar Patel, tribal leader Mahendra Karma and with VC Shukla still recuperating in hospital, Jogi seems to be very much in the race again.That saffron groups are associated with Bharatiya Janata Party is an open secret by now.
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Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the attack and ‘bring the perpetrators to book’.