Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (born April 29, 1946),in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, was the first chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.
Jogi studied Mechanical Engineering at the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal, winning the University Gold Medal in 1968.
After having worked briefly as a lecturer at the Government Engineering College, Raipur, he was selected for the Indian Police Service and Indian Administrative Service.
Ajit Jogi contributed several articles on Public Administration and stories and poems in Hindi and English to Hindustan Times; Jansatta and Dharmayug and also contributing a regular weekly column to Dainik Bhaskar - a daily in Hindi.He is the author of books published, namely; "The Role of District Collector", and "Administration of Peripheral Areas."
Undertook Padyatra (travel by foot), covering 1500 km in eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awareness and mobilise support for the Indian National Congress, in 1989, covering 185 km from Manipur to Deobhag, and in the Diamond belt of Raipur District, January 1997, to spread awareness among the tribals, against the entry of multinational corporations in the Diamond-Mining Sector.
The sale of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. to Sterlite Industries met with stiff resistance from workers' unions, with the Chhattisgarh government led by Ajit Jogi, lending firm support to their cause.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, CAG had in its report on Tuesday, 3 April in 2012, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, said that the state-owned Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) accepted lower rates for commercial mining of coal blocks in the state, which had led to a revenue loss of over Rs.1,000 crore. The report, also made adverse comments against several other state-owned corporations such as Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC). “Whatever the CAG has said in its report can’t be brushed aside. The state’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government must come clean on the issue and cases be registered against those who took decisions that caused the state the massive revenue loss,” Jogi told reporters. Ajit Jogi on Thursday, the 5th of April in 2012, called for criminal cases to be registered against those in the state government who had caused massive revenue losses by their decisions.
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Urdu: محمد طاہر القادری) (born 19 February 1951) is a Pakistan-born Canadian politician and Islamic scholar of Sufism.
He was also a professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab. Qadri is also the founding chairman of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. Tahir-ul-Qadri is a Sufi. Qadri has delivered more than 8000 lectures on various topics including radicalism.
On 25 May 1989, Qadri founded a political party, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). This party aims to introduce the culture of democracy, promote economic stability, and improve the state of human rights, justice, and women's roles in Pakistan.
The PAT also aims to remove corruption from Pakistani politics.
In 1990, Qadri participated in the national election. In 1991, PAT and TNFJ (Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria A shia political group), now known as Tehreek-e-Jafria,
On 2 March 2010, Qadri issued a 600-page Fatwa on Terrorism, in which he said that "Terrorism is terrorism, violence is violence and it has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it".
Qadri at a news conference in London explaining the Fatwa on Terrorism.
The fatwa gained widespread media attention and he appeared on various international media outlets. On Frost Over The World he told David Frost that the "he wanted to take Islam back from the terrorists".
The US State Department declared the fatwa to be a significant publication which takes back Islam from terrorists.
Qadri told the American Foreign Policy magazine: "I am trying to bring [the terrorists] back towards humanism. This is a jihad against brutality, to bring them back towards normality. This is an intellectual jihad."
On 22 February 2012, Qadri visited Delhi for a four-week tour of India.
Qadri delivered a message of peace and said: "Terrorism has no place in Islam", while addressing the fatwa book launch in Delhi.
People gathered to listen to Qadri along with government officials in Gujarat.
Qadri also urged the Pakistani and Indian governments to reduce their defence expenditures and instead spend money on the welfare of poor people.
On 4 January 2015, he declared terrorism as biggest problem of the world.