Vinay Katiyar

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Vinay Katiyar
Rajya Sabha MP
Personal details
Born (1954-11-11) November 11, 1954 (age 59)
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)[1] is a Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2] He was the founder-President of the Hindu group Bajrang Dal.[citation needed] 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.

Political profile[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Detailed Profile — Shri Vinay Katiyar". National Informatics Centre. Govt. of India. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Office Bearers". Bharatiya Janata Party. September 28, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2013.