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Who is Dilip Ghosh?

Dilip Ghosh

About Dilip Ghosh

Who is Dilip Ghosh?

Dilip Ghosh is an Indian politician from the state of West Bengal. Ghosh, born on August 1, 1964, is the 9th state president of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Bengal unit. He currently represents Bengal’s Medinipur constituency as the Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha.

Dilip Ghosh's early life

Ghosh was born in the village of Kuliana near Gopiballavpur of West Medinipur district, West Bengal. Born to Bholanath Ghosh and Puspalata Ghosh, he is the second of four sons. After completing his schooling, he did a diploma course in engineering from a polytechnic college in Jhargram, according to the affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India. However, a case was filed in the Calcutta High Court regarding his education claims in the affidavit, which the Court dismissed. The Court said public interest litigations cannot be filed regarding a person’s educational qualifications.  Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic, which is the only polytechnic college in the  area, maintains that the BJP leader did not pass the diploma from the college between 1975 and 1990.

Political career

Dilip Ghosh started his political career as a Pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1984. He worked as an assistant to former RSS chief K S Sudarshan and was the in-charge of RSS unit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 1999 to 2007. In 2014, Ghosh was loaned to BJP and was made the general secretary of the Bengal unit. Later in 2015, he was appointed as the state president of the party.
His electoral career started in 2016 when he defeated veteran Congress leader Gyan Singh Sohanlal in the Kharagpur Sadar constituency in West Medinipur district in the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections. Sohanlal had won the seat continuously from 1982 to 2011.
His political stock rose further in 2019 when, under his leadership, BJP won 18 Lok Sabha seats out of the 42 in Bengal in the General Elections with a vote share of over 40%. Ghosh became the Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from the Medinipur seat.
Ghosh is infamous for courting controversies. His fortunes could change with the election results of the upcoming 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections.

Latest Updates on Dilip Ghosh

LS polls: EC censures Cong's Shrinate & BJP's Ghosh for offensive remarks

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 01 2024 | 1:41 PM IST
FIR lodged against BJP leader Dilip Ghosh for remarks against CM Mamata

2 min read Last Updated :Mar 28 2024 | 12:23 PM IST
EC issues show-cause notices to Ghosh, Shrinate for remarks targeting women

3 min read Last Updated :Mar 27 2024 | 5:49 PM IST
BJP MP Dilip Ghosh apologises for his comments on CM Mamata Banerjee

2 min read Last Updated :Mar 27 2024 | 1:14 PM IST
'BJP is frustrated in Bengal. It is losing': TMC responds to 'father' jab

4 min read Last Updated :Mar 26 2024 | 4:51 PM IST
TMC govt refraining people from participating in Ram temple event, says BJP

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 22 2024 | 11:19 AM IST
Situation in Bengal is worse than Manipur, says BJP MP Dilip Ghosh

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 07 2024 | 2:53 PM IST
Congress will have to learn to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai': BJP's Dilip Ghosh

3 min read Last Updated :Nov 20 2023 | 11:49 AM IST
Dilip Ghosh may be used to bolster BJP's WB unit before LS polls: Majumdar

2 min read Last Updated :Jul 29 2023 | 5:34 PM IST
Trinamool palming off welfare scheme benefits, cheating people: Dilip Ghosh

5 min read Last Updated :Dec 26 2022 | 12:35 PM IST
TMC leaders will be publicly beaten up for involvement in scams: Ghosh

2 min read Last Updated :Aug 26 2022 | 11:14 PM IST
BJP brass scoffs at party VP Dilip Ghosh's remarks on impartiality of CBI

2 min read Last Updated :Aug 24 2022 | 8:25 AM IST
BJP top brass pulls up Dilip Ghosh over his questioning CBI's impartiality

2 min read Last Updated :Aug 23 2022 | 11:22 PM IST
Dare police to arrest me; need not learn decency from TMC: Dilip Ghosh

4 min read Last Updated :Jul 08 2022 | 2:42 PM IST
BJP censors Bengal MP Dilip Ghosh, bars him from speaking to media

2 min read Last Updated :Jun 01 2022 | 10:33 PM IST
BJP MLAs demand separate UT for northern West Bengal at Amit Shah rally

3 min read Last Updated :May 06 2022 | 7:20 AM IST
BJP's Ghosh stopped from campaigning by police for 'flouting' Covid norms

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 12 2022 | 1:47 AM IST
West Bengal BJP to go for organisational change soon, says Dilip Ghosh

1 min read Last Updated :Nov 07 2021 | 7:37 AM IST
No one involved in looting public money will be spared: Dilip Ghosh

2 min read Last Updated :Sep 05 2021 | 4:41 PM IST
Mamata in a hurry for by-polls to cling on to the chair: Dilip Ghosh

2 min read Last Updated :Aug 25 2021 | 8:39 PM IST