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How Ajit Jogi saved BJP from further embarrassment in Chhattisgarh polls

The Congress bagged 68 seats to dethrone the BJP which had ruled Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years

Ajit Jogi
(File photo) Ajit Jogi (Photo: PTI)

Ajit Jogi failed to ensure the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as most political pundits had predicted, but his new political party, the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC), did save the ruling party some more embarrassment.  Having faced a humiliating defeat at the hands of Congress, the BJP would have been confined to a single digit had Jogi's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) not been in the fray. The ruling party bagged just 15 seats; about half of it in Jogi’s bastion. Of the five divisions in Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur was the one where the BJP ...