06/01/2016 3:48 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:41 PM IST

Congress Expels Amit Jogi For Six Years Over Audio Tape Controversy

Amit Jogi, son of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, is produced in court in New Delhi, India, Saturday, July 2, 2005. Amit Jogi has been arrested in connection to the murder of Nationalist Congress Party leader Ramavtar Jaggi. (AP Photo)

RAIPUR -- Amit Jogi, the legislator from Chhattisgarh's Marwahi Constituency, has been expelled from the Congress for six years.

"Amit Jogi who is a legislator and his wrongdoing has also defamed the Congress and hence the party suspends him for six years," said Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Bhupesh Baghel.

Baghel also said that the action was followed by the issue of the poll rigging and the alleged audio tape came to light.

Baghel also urged the party to expel former chief minister and senior leader Ajit Jogi.

"The wrongdoings of Ajit Jogi have defamed the Congress Party and the PCC appeals the All India Congress Committee to expel Ajit Jogi for six years," he told the media here.

Commenting on the controversy over an audio tape about him purportedly "fixing" the by-poll seat in assembly poll last year in Chhattisgarh, Amit Jogi had earlier termed the recording as "fake" and claimed he was being blackmailed.

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