The Chhattisgarh leader was first discovered by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi when he was a district collector in Indore from 1981 to 1985
Jogi was selected by Sonia Gandhi to lead Chhattisgarh, which was worked out of Madhya Pradesh during the NDA-led government in 2000.
Ajit Jogi was instinctively anti-Brahmin, but chose Arjun Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and P.V. Narasimha Rao as his role model, all masters of Machiavellian politics and the famous palace intrigue of the congress. Jogi was not a palace maneuver, but tried very hard to play in the congress camps. He tried to play in the Congress Big Boy League. Despite his powerful mentors, he had to take care of himself to the end. He introduced himself as a mass leader, which he was not.
At the height of his political career, Ajit Jogi had an accident that reduced his chances of making a comeback. In the box matrix, he had to fight most of his political life between a tribal and a Satnami-Harijan.