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The caste certificate of Chhattisgarh Janata Congress President Amit Jogi was canceled by the state level inquiry committee. – File photo.
- State level inquiry committee did not consider Amit Jogi to be of Kanwar caste
- Election officer also canceled nomination after caste certificate was revoked
This is the first time in the political history of Chhattisgarh that the Jogi family has been out of the Marwahi elections. The caste dispute proved to be a major setback for Chhattisgarh Janata Congress president Amit Jogi and his wife Richa Jogi. The nomination of both of them was rejected by the Election Officer due to the caste certificate being rejected on Saturday. Amit’s caste certificate was revoked by the state-level higher inquiry committee.
The scrutiny of nomination papers was completed at the District Election Office on Saturday. The High Power Committee sent to the Election Office a letter canceling Amit Jogi’s caste certificate and did not consider him to be of Kanwar caste. The order was issued a day earlier on 16 October. The committee has earlier canceled the caste certificate of Amit Jogi’s father and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi.
His nomination was rejected by the Election Officer after an hour of debate over Amit’s caste. After this there was also a dispute about the nomination of Richa Jogi. Ultimately, the Election Officer also did not consider Richa’s nomination to be legally correct and issued orders to dismiss her as well. This is the first time since the formation of Chhattisgarh, when the entire Jogi family is out of the Marwahi elections.
Amit Jogi asked for two days
Amit asked for two days to present his case in this case, but the election officer did not agree. On 31 October 2013, Amit Jogi was issued a certificate of Kanwar caste.
The inquiry committee said – the son’s caste belongs to the father
The inquiry committee said that notice was sent to Amit Jogi on September 20 to 23 via post. It also argued that Ajit Jogi was not considered Kanwar. At present, the caste of the son is determined by the caste of the father. In such a situation, Amit Jogi cannot be considered Kanwar. The caste certificate of Ajit Jogi was also revoked by the committee. The case was pending in court, at the same time Ajit Jogi died.
Amit Jogi’s murderer is the only killer, what will the verdict give?
Last night, the High Level Caste Scrutiny Committee revoked my certificate. The news of this was left to everyone except me! I asked for time to read it, he did not even give it!
The murderer is the only Munsif
Will I give my decision? pic.twitter.com/jRpvDFFrWJ
– Amit Ajit Jogi (@amitjogi) October 17, 2020
Congress and Gondwana Party objected to nomination
The Jogi family is already hot on the issue of caste dispute. Meanwhile, objection to Amit Jogi’s nomination in Marwahi by-election was also lodged by Urmila Marco and Independent Pratap Singh Bhanu from Gondwana Ganatantra Party besides Congress. All three had a copy of the order of the state level inquiry committee, in which Amit Jogi’s caste certificate was revoked.
Congress candidate KK Dhruv also said in a letter to the Election Officer that this order of the committee was challenged in the High Court, but no stay was given on it. With this, the investigation has not been stopped by registering an FIR. Amit Jogi cannot be a tribal when his father is considered as non-tribal. Amit Jogi did not have a copy of this order.
4 candidates from his party, including Jogi, had nominations.
Ajit Jogi was the MLA from Marwahi seat. The seat fell vacant after his death. Here 19 candidates filed their nomination papers on the last day of nomination in the by-election. The special thing is that besides Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (JCCJ) President Amit Jogi and his wife Richa Jogi, two more candidates of his party had filed nominations.
The Jogi family was already apprehensive
The Jogi family had previously feared that a dispute over their caste certificate could disrupt the Marwahi by-election. In view of this, Pushpeshwari Tanwar and Moolchand Singh were also nominated. Now after the withdrawal of Amit and Richa’s form, the party will give the green signal to one of Tanwar and Moolchand to contest the election.