Anil Vij

Anil Vij (born 15 March 1953) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party and Cabinet Minister in the Government of Haryana (appointed October 2014).


Political career
Vij joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, while he was studying at S. D. College, Ambala Cantt.
In 1970, he became General Secretary of ABVP.[citation needed] Vij joined the State Bank of India in 1974.
In 1990, when Sushma Swaraj was elected to Rajya Sabha, the Ambala Cantonment seat became vacant. Vij was asked to resign from service and contest a by-election by the BJP Party.
He contested the election and won. In 1991 he became State President Of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. In 1996 and 2000, he contested as an independent candidate and won both times.
In 2005, Vij lost re-election. In 2009, he was elected as Bhartiya Janata Party’s Member of the Legislative Assembly (India) (MLA) from Ambala Cantonment constituency in the Haryana Legislative Assembly.
In 2014, Vij was again elected as Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA Ambala Cantonment.
In 2019, Vij was again elected for the sixth time as Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA Ambala Cantonment.
On 20 November 2020, Vij becomes the first in his state to volunteer for the anti-COVID vaccine. He was administered a trial dose in a Ambala Cantonment hospital.