Congress MLA Renu Jogi, against whom her party has issued a show-cause notice for reportedly attending a programme of her husband and former chief minister Ajit Jogi, today said getting a notice from the party just for sitting next to her husband was "sad and unfortunate". Talking to PTI today, Renu Jogi said that she has responded to her party's show-cause notice. In her clarification sent to Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) general secretary Girish Dewangan, she said that on November 5, she had gone to Jogisar village in Bilaspur district to celebrate 'nawakhai' festival with her family members.
It was a religious function celebrated privately in the courtyard of a house. She said she neither participated in any function organised by any party, nor gave a speech and did not speak against Congress. In the reply, she said that getting a notice for sitting next to her husband and being with her family members during a festival is "surprising, sad and unfortunate". Ajit Jogi, the husband of Renu Jogi, had quit the Congress last year and formed his own outfit - Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J). The show cause notice, issued on November 6, said that reports of Renu Jogi attending the programme of JCC (J) in Pendra on November 5 were published in some newspapers. A state Congress spokesperson had said she publicly shared stage with the leaders of another political outfit which "tarnished the image" of the Congress.
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