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Vasudev Devnani

Vasudev Devnani is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2023, he was appointed as the Rajasthan assembly Speaker. He is the first Sindhi to become a speaker in the Rajasthan assembly.

Wiki/Biography

Vasudev Devnani was born on Wednesday, 11 January 1950 (age 73 years; as of 2023) in Ajmer, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He pursued a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering at MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur. He graduated in 1970.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Vasudev Devnani

Family

Vasudev Devnani belongs to a Sindhi family in Rajasthan.

Parents & Siblings

Vasudev Devnani’s father’s name is Bhavandas Devnani, and his mother’s name is Sakha Devnani.

Wife & Children

Vasudev Devnani got married on 27 June 1974. Vasudev Devnani’s wife, Indira Devnani, is a retired school teacher. They have a son and two daughters.

Religion

Vasudev Devnani follows Hinduism.

Vasudev Devnani at the Rama Baikunth kelash Mandir, Ajmer

Vasudev Devnani at the Rama Baikunth Kailash Mandir, Ajmer

Address

Sant Kanwar Ram Colony, Foy Sagar Road, Shiv Nagar, Dayanand Colony, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Signature

Vasudev Devnani's signature

Vasudev Devnani’s signature

Career

Teacher

After graduation, Vasudev Devnani began his teaching career and became a dean at Vidhya Bhawan Polytechnic College in Udaipur. He was the dean of the college for 12 years.

Politics

During college, Vasudev Devnani was highly influenced by the ideologies and practices of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); therefore he joined the RSS. Later, he joined the student wing of RSS, i.e., Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He served as the Rajasthan state president of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for nine years before he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Vasudev Devnani (right) with Narendra Modi

Vasudev Devnani (right) with Narendra Modi

In 2003, Vasudev Devnani was selected to contest as a BJP candidate against Congress leader Naren Bhagat Shahani from the Ajmer North constituency in the Rajasthan assembly elections with more than 45 per cent of the total votes to his name and became the MLA of the Ajmer North constituency. In December 2003, in the Vasundhara Raje government, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Education. Vasudev Devnani won the Rajasthan assembly elections from the Ajmer North constituency in 2008 and again in 2013. In 2008, he won the elections by only 688 votes. In 2013, he was given an independent charge of primary and secondary education in the Ministry of Vasundhara Raje. In 2018, he again contested for the Ajmer North constituency against the Congress leader Mahendra Singh Ralawata and won by a margin of 8,630. For the fifth time consecutively, in 2023, Vasudev Devnani contested the state legislative assembly elections from the Ajmer North constituency against the Congress leader Mahendra Singh Ralawata and won with a margin of 4,644 votes.

Vasudev Devnani (second from left) at the education festival in Rajasthan along with Vasuundhara Raje

Vasudev Devnani (second from left) at the education festival in Rajasthan along with Vasundhara Raje

On 12 December 2023, Vasudev Devnani was appointed as the 18th Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in the Bhajan Lal Sharma government of Bhajan Lal Sharma.

Car Collection

  • Maruti Suzuki Esteem [1994-2002]
  • Toyota Innova Crysta

Salary

Vasudev Devnani gets a salary of Rs 40 thousand per month and a constituency allowance of Rs 70 thousand per month which excludes the other allowances given to an MLA in Rajasthan.

Assets & Properties

Movable Assets

  • Cash: Rs. 1,20,000
  • Bank Deposits: Rs. 2,02,68,104
  • Motor Vehicles: Rs. 22,07,500
  • Jewellery: Rs. 1,77,000

Immovable Assets

  • Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,20,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2022-2023. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [1]My Neta

Net Worth

Vasudev Devnani’s net worth for the financial year 2022-2023 was estimated to be Rs. 5,68,98,022. [2]My Neta It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).

Facts/Trivia

  •  Devnani is an active member of various social organisations including Sindhi Sahitya Samiti, Sindhi Bhasha Vikas Samiti, Sindhi Sangeet Samiti, and Vishwa Sindhi Mandal.
  • In 2022, Vasudev Devnani was appointed as the convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s “Modi@20” programme in Rajasthan.
  • Vasudev Devnani is known for his remarks regarding teaching nationalism to students through education. He has introduced many methods and measures to support saffronisation like celebrating Basant Panchami in schools, singing Saraswati Vandana, and performing Surya namaskar every day.
  • In 2015, India Today described Vasudev Devnani as a ‘saffron but the progressive face of Raje government’. [3]India Today
  • In October 2023, Vasudev Devnani participated in the workshop of the Election Management Committee of Bhilwara District in Rajasthan.

    Vasudev Devnani at the workshop of Election Management Committee of Bhilwara District of Rajasthan

    Vasudev Devnani at the workshop of the Election Management Committee of Bhilwara District of Rajasthan

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