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Anil Vij (born 15 March 1953)[1] is an Indian politician belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Party and Cabinet Minister in the Government of Haryana (appointed October 2014).[2][3][4]

Anil Vij
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Vij in 2016
Health Minister, Government of Haryana
Assumed office
26 October 2014
Constituency Ambala Cantonment
Personal details
Born (1953-03-15) 15 March 1953 (age 65)
Ambala, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Residence 62-A Shashtri Colony, Ambala Cantt., Haryana, India
Alma mater Punjab University, Chandigarh
Occupation Politician
Website Official Facebook Page
As of 27 October, 2014

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Political careerEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[5]

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.[6]

In 2014, Vij was again elected as Bharatiya Janata Party's MLA Ambala Cantonment. He is the Punjabi face of Haryana BJP.

Cabinet Minister of HaryanaEdit

On 26 October 2014, Vij was inducted in the Government of Haryana as a Cabinet Minister.[citation needed] with the independent charge of the following departments: Ayush, Health Services, Medical Education, Science & Technology, and Sports & Youth Affairs, Haryana.[7]

FamilyEdit

Vij is unmarried.

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