|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) was the founder-president of Bajrang Dal, the militant wing of the Hindu nationalist family of organisations, the "Sangh Parivar", that includes the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has served as a national General Secretary of the BJP and as a Member of Parliament in the Lower House, Lok Sabha. He is currently a member of the Upper House, the Rajya Sabha.
Life and career
Katiyar started his political journey from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Sangh Parivar. He was the organizing secretary of ABVP's Uttar Pradesh state unit from 1970 to 1974, and the convener of the Jayaprakash Narayan's Bihar Movement in 1974. He became an RSS pracharak in 1980 and founded the Hindu Jagran Manch in 1982. In 1984, he was chosen to start the new militant organisation Bajrang Dal to support the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
- "Detailed profile of Members of Parliament : Shri Vinay Katiyar". Government of India. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
- "No cake walk for Vinay Katiyar". The Hindu. 4 May 2004.
- Jaffrelot, Christophe (1996). The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. p. 363. ISBN 978-1850653011.