|Rajya Sabha MP|
November 11, 1954 |
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Late Shrimati Ram Bethi|
|Alma mater||Kanpur University|
Vinay Katiyar (born November 11, 1954, Kanpur) is a Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India. He was the founder-president of the Hindu group Bajrang Dal. He held this post when the 15th century built Babri Masjid was brought down by Bajrang Dal and other organizations on December 6, 1992 to build a Ram Janmabhoomi Temple.
Life and career
Katiyar was elected to Lok Sabha from the Faizabad (Ayodhya) constituency to the 10th, 11th and 13th Lok Sabha in 1991, 1996 and 1999. He was the President of the Uttar Pradesh State Unit of the BJP from 2002 to July 18, 2004. He is currently a member of Rajya sabha from Uttar Pradesh.