|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. 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 the Bajrang Dal and other organizations on December 6, 1992 to build a Ram Janmabhoomi Temple.
Katiyar was born to Devi Charan Katiyar and Shyam Kali. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Faizabad (Ayodhya) to the 10th, 11th and 13th Lok Sabha in 1991, 1996 and 1999 and was the President of the Uttar Pradesh State Unit of the BJP from 2002 to July 18, 2004. He is presently a member of Rajya sabha from Uttar Pradesh.