Anil Vij (born 15 March 1953) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Party and Cabinet Minister in the Government of Haryana (appointed October 2014).
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. 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. He is the Punjabi face of Haryana BJP.
Ambala Cantonment (Hindi:अम्बाला छावनी) is a cantonment town in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India. It is some 200 kilometres north of Delhi and 55 km south from Chandigarh. Delhi-Kalka & Saharanpur-Ludhiana’s railway lines and G.T. Road also passes through Ambala Cantt. This Cantt. was established in the year 1843 and is an important centre for manufacturing of scientific & surgical instruments. It is also called the science city due to huge exports of scientific instruments.