Vijay Kumar Malhotra
|Vijay Kumar Malhotra|
|Vijay Kumar Malhotra during Narendra Modi's Vikas Rally in Delhi|
|Leader of Opposition
Delhi Legislative Assembly
|Constituency||Greater Kailash, New Delhi|
3 December 1931 |
Lahore, British India (now in Pakistan)
|Children||1 son (Ajay) and 1 daughter (Anupama)|
|As of September 16, 2006
Vijay Kumar Malhotra (born 3 December 1931) is an Indian politician and a sport administrator. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in the Lahore city of Punjab in British India which is now in Pakistan. He represented Delhi Sadar and South Delhi constituencies in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in the 9th Lok Sabha and the 14th Lok Sabha respectively. At present he is Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
Malhotra has a long active career in politics; Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi's Metropolitan Council (1967), President of the Janata Party, Delhi (1977) and BJP, Delhi (1980–84). Now the deputy leader of the BJP parliamentary party, Malhotra is also an educationist. He holds Doctorate in Hindi Literature. Besides politics and social work, Malhotra is also involved with the administration of the chess and archery clubs in Delhi.
Malhotra is the Senior Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the acting President of the IOA since 26 April 2011, after Suresh Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI in connection with the alleged irregularities in awarding contracts for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He is also the President of the General Association of National Sports Federations and the President of the Archery Association of India. He was also associated with the organisation of the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi.
Chief ministerial candidate
On 26 September 2008 the BJP announced that Malhotra would be party's chief ministerial candidate in the election to Delhi Assembly in 2008. 
While Malhotra easily won his Greater Kailash constituency, the BJP failed to the dislodge the Sheila Dikshit government. Only days after election results were revealed, Malhotra was in attendance in the Lok Sabha, fuelling speculation that he intends to continue in Parliament, instead of serving in the Delhi Assembly. However he resigned as Member of Parliament and retained his seat of an MLA in Delhi and would serve as Leader of opposition.