Jagdish Devda Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Jagdish Devda


Jagdish Devda is an Indian lawyer and politician. He became the Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on 11 December 2023. Devda is known for representing the Malhargarh Assembly constituency for eight consecutive terms. He briefly served as the temporary Speaker of the 15th Madhya Pradesh Assembly but later stepped down to become a minister.


Jagdish Devda was born on Monday, 1 July 1957 (age 66 years; as of 2023) in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Cancer. In 1974, he completed his school education at Government Middle School (M.P. Board, Bhopal) in Rampura, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. In 1977, Jagdish Devda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts at Government College, Rampura, Neemuch (affiliated with Vikram University in Ujjain). In 1979, he completed a Master’s degree in Arts (Economics) at Government College, Rampura, Neemuch (affiliated with Vikram University in Ujjain). Later, in 1985, he earned an LLB degree at Shri Jawaharlal Nehru Law College, Ujjain.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Jagdish Devda belongs to the Scheduled Caste community.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Gendalal Devda.

Wife & Children

On 5 March 1994, Jagdish Devda got married to Renu Devda. She is involved in both education and agriculture. He has a son named Harsh Devda.

Jagdish Devda with his family


His permanent address is 32, Shyamnagar Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh.


Signature of Jagdish Devda


Jagdish Devda in 1990

Jagdish Devda began his political journey while in college. In 1979, when he was studying in the Government College in Rampura, Neemuchhe, he became the President of the Students Union at his college. After that, he joined the BJP and took on different roles within the party. In 1986, he worked as an English Professor at Vikram University in Ujjain.

He represented the Suwasara constituency in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in 1990, 1993, and 2003. In 1990, he won against Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Parvati Arya by 15,428 votes. In 1993, Devda secured victory against INC candidate Girish by 5,443 votes. However, in the 1998 elections, he lost to INC candidate Pushpa Bharatiya by 4,098 votes. In the 2003 elections, Devda defeated Indian National Congress candidate Pushpa Bharatiya with a significant margin of 35,636 votes.

Jagdish Devda while delivering a speech at a political rally

Devda contested the State Legislative Assembly elections in 2008, 2013, and 2018 and secured victory in the Malhargarh constituency. In 2008, he beat Shyamlal Jokchand of the Indian National Congress party by 3,688 votes. In the 2013 elections, he was re-elected in the same constituency. He defeated his opposite contender Jokchand with a margin of 6,571 votes. In the 2018 elections, Devda won against Indian National Congress candidate Parshuram Sisodia by 11,872 votes. Devda served the Commercial Taxes, Planning, Economics, and Statistics portfolios in the fourth Chouhan ministry.

Jagdish Devda while attending a political rally

In the 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, Jagdish Devda secured a victory in the Malhargarh constituency by defeating Independent candidate Shyamlal Jokchand with a margin of 59,024 votes.


Movable Assets

  • Deposits in Banks: Rs. 27,11,805
  • Motor Vehicles: Hero Honda Bike (Rs. 42, 500) and Chevrolet Cruze VCD (Rs. 15,34,500)
  • Other assets: Revolver Dt (Rs. 52, 510)

Immovable Assets

  • Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 5,50,000
  • Commercial Buildings: Rs. 5,50,000
  • Residential Buildings: Rs. 2,00,00,000

Net Worth

In 2023, his net worth was approximately calculated as Rs. 2.50 crores.


  • In his free time, he likes travelling to distant places, dancing, watching cricket, reading books, and hiking.
  • A video of Devda swinging a sword became popular on social media in 2021. He was at a training camp for Vishwa Hindu Parishad Durga Vahini in Mandsaur Banjari Balaji for a meeting.

    Jagdish Devda while swinging the sword video which went viral on social media

  • According to some media sources, in 2023, during the State Legislative Assembly elections, Devda earned significant support from the Scheduled Caste voters in Madhya Pradesh state.