"Jogi suffered a cardiac arrest at his house. As of now, his ECG and pulse have returned to normal which means his heartbeats are returning to normal functioning. But his respiration is still not normal. He is on a ventilator and his condition is critical," it said.
Ajit Jogi's wife Renu Jogi, a state lawmaker, is with him at the hospital.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Amit Jogi over phone and said the state will ensure his father's treatment, said a state goverment statement in Raipur.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Ajit Jogi
had served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh
from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the formation of the state.
parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and Amit Jogi got embroiled in a controversy over alleged fixing of the by-election (2014) held for Antagarh seat in Kanker district.
Subsequently, he formed his own outfit Janata Congress Chhattisgarh
(J). He is an incumbent MLA from Marwahi seat.