Raipur/New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and rebel Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Monday announced that he is floating a new party and asked people to suggest a name for it.
He made the announcement while addressing a rally in Kotmi in Marwahi assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh.
Talking to media persons later, Jogi said: “The fate of Chhattisgarh should be decided in the state. We will not accept decisions taken by people sitting in Delhi. The state is very rich in resources, but people are very poor. We will not tolerate this anymore. The development of the state will now be done by the poor and labourers.”
Former minister D.P. Dhratlahre, Vidhan Mishra and former legislator Paresh Bagbahara were among others who were present at the rally.
Jogi was accompanied by his wife Renu, who is also legislator from Kota and deputy leader of Congress legislative party, his son and Marwahi legislator Amit Jogi, and Congress legislators Siyaram Kaushik (Bilha) and Rajendra Kumar Rai (Gunderdehi) who ignored the party instructions not to attend the event.