Akash Vijayvargiya is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the son of the prominent BJP politician Kailash Vijayvargiya. He hit the headlines in 2023 after he decided not to contest the legislative elections in Madhya Pradesh.
Akash Kailash Vijayvargiya was born on Wednesday, 12 September 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his higher secondary and senior secondary education with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2000 and 2002 respectively. He then enrolled at the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2007. Thereafter, he relocated to the United States of America, where he earned a master’s degree in science in civil and environmental engineering in 2008 at Carnegie Mellon University. MyNeta
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father, Kailash Vijayvargiya, is a politician, who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2015, he was appointed as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
His mother, Asha Vijayvargiya, is a businesswoman. He has a brother named Kalpesh Vijayvargiya, who is also a BJP politician.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Sonam Vijayvargiya; she is a businesswoman. The couple has two kids, a son named Kashi Vijayvargiya and a daughter named Avishka Vijayvargiya.
His grandfather, Shankar Dayal Vijavargiya, was a politician.
Akash Vijayvargiya follows Hinduism, and he is a follower of Lord Shiva.
He resides at House number 880/9, Nanda Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
After completing his formal education, Akash became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He then began campaigning for the candidates fielded by the party in General as well as Legislative Assembly polls. In 2018, the BJP gave him a ticket to contest the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly polls from the Indore 3 constituency. In the elections, he defeated his nearest rival Ashwin Joshi, an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate who had been winning the seat since 2003, by a margin of 5,751 votes.
He served as an MLA till 2023. In October 2023, his father, Kailash Vijayvargiya, claimed, in an interview, that Akash had written a letter to J. P. Nadda asking him to not consider his candidature for the 2023 Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections. He further talked about it and said,
As soon as I was given a ticket, Akash wrote a letter to the party president, saying since I (Kailash) have been picked as a contestant, his (Akash’s) candidature should not be considered.”
Brief Details of IPCs
Beating A Government Official With A Bat
In June 2019, he hit the headlines after a video of him went viral in which he was seen assaulting a municipal corporation official with a bat. According to sources, Akash had visited a BJP supporter’s house, where the municipal corporation had come with bulldozers to demolish as it was designated as a “dangerous building.” After the incident, a case was filed against Akash at the MG Road police station under IPC sections 353, 294, 506, 147, and 148. He was after that presented in a local court which sent him to a 15-day judicial remand. He, in an interview, talked about it and said,
I had brought this to the notice of IMC authorities and requested them not to take any action, but they did not listen to my request and sent a team to demolish the building. As I came to know about it, I reached the spot and tried to explain the issue to the zonal officer concerned, but he did not listen to me either. This is when I lost my patience.” The Times of India
In his defence, many residents of Indore took to the streets, demanding his immediate release from the prison. He was criticised by many politicians for his actions, including the senior members of the BJP. Residents of Indore even erected posters in his support in the city which said “Salute Akash Ji.” NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a parliamentary party meeting, lashed out at Akash for such behaviour and asked the party to identify all the BJP leaders involved in the assault of the civic official and remove them from their posts. Hindustan Times
Giving Threatful Remarks
He once again made headlines in November 2019 after he gave a threatening remark against the government officials in Madhya Pradesh. According to sources, while giving an interview, Akash said that the officials were not looking after the farmers and many had approached him complaining about getting inflated electricity bills despite the irregular supply of electricity in the state. He then threatened the officials and made a remark stating “We do not roam empty-handed” for which he was criticised by the politicians. Sources also claim that he was also sent a show cause notice by the BJP. Akash, during a media interaction, said,
Giving Controversial Remarks While Addressing Students
In November 2022, Akash Vijayvargiya, while addressing students belonging to the Phool Maali Samaj, gave a remark about rapists and murderers. In his speech, he said that the courts should not only punish the wrongdoers but should also send their parents to prison for a year or two. He further added that a person committed such crimes because of the fault of their parents as they are unable to give them better morals. He said,
If a person rapes, then in my opinion, not only should he get punishment, but his parents too for at least one or two years. Similarly, parents of murderers too should get a punishment of two-three years along with the convict. It is the parents’ lookout to make their children responsible citizens with good character and culture. If children do something good the credit goes to the parents. If they do something bad, parents are responsible for it too.” Deccan Herald
- Kailash Vijayvargiya was given the Dainik Bhaskar Eminent Award in 2021 for the role that he played in providing necessary products to the people in his constituency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- He received an award from Ashwini Vaishnav, the Union Minister, for working on developing his constituency.
Akash Vijaywargiya’s income in the financial year 2017-2018 was estimated to be Rs. 73,30,538.
Assets & Properties
- Cash: Rs. 21,061
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions, and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 24,70,257
- Bonds, Debentures, and Shares in companies: Rs. 1,14,000
- LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 2,18,757
- Personal loans & advance given: Rs. 1,99,11,845
- Jewellery: Rs. 10,90,733
- Other Assets: Rs. 11,97,076
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 30,00,000
- Following the controversy in which he beat up a civic official in 2019, several media channels named him Batsman and Hitman.
- Cricket is his favourite sport. He is also known for promoting local sports such as gilli danda.
- In 2024, he was appointed as the president of the Indore Division Cricket Association (IDCA).