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Vasudev Devnani elected unopposed as Speaker in Rajasthan assembly

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Former education minister and MLA from Ajmer North has been elected as speaker of the assembly unopposed – in line with the tradition of electing speaker unopposed in Rajasthan.

The proposal for appointing Vasudev Devanani as speaker was first tabled by chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma. Later former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, deputy chief minister Diya Kumari and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) president Hanuman Beniwal also proses his name for seat.

There has been a tradition of election speaker unopposed in Rajasthan assembly. As per the procedure, nomination has to be filed for election. Then representative from opposition also files nomination. Thereafter speaker is elected by voting. But in Rajasthan opposition doesn't file nomination and speaker is elected unopposed.

Vasudev Devnani has filed nomination on December 20. He had filed five nominations, which were seconded by senior members of opposition.

Who is Vasudev Devnani?

Vasudev Devnani is the first Sindhi to become speaker in Rajasthan assembly. He has been representing Ajmer North, which is dominated by Sindhi , for the fifth time. He had been minister in Vasundhara Raje on both occasions – 2003 and 2013.

An ardent worker of RSS, Vasudev Devnani has deep roots in the organisation. He joined the RSS at a young age and later its student wing ABVP. He served as the Rajasthan president of ABVP for nine years. Subsequently, he joined the BJP.

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