Giriraj Kishore

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Giriraj Kishore is an Indian activist and politician. He serves as the senior vice-president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, International wing of the Hindu nationalist Sangh Parivar.

Kishore is from state of Uttar Pradesh. As a school teacher in the town of Morena, he came to the attention of Vijayaraje Scindia, a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party from the region. Mrs. Scindia, whose sympathies lay with the VHP, gave him a start in that organisation in the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation,[1] with which he came to be closely associated.


  1. ^ "Band of Brothers", by Pradeep Kaushal, The Indian Express, 17 March 2002