Articles about Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh is an Indian politician from the state of West Bengal who served as the 9th President of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He represents the Medinipur constituency as the Member of the Parliament in Lok Sabha, as of 2021. Ghosh was born on August 1, 1964, in Jhargram. He has claimed that he completed his diploma in engineering from a polytechnic college in Jhargram, according to an affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India. A case was also filed in the Calcutta High Court regarding this matter, which was later dismissed. In 1984, he began his political career as a Pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). From 1997-2007, Ghosh was in-charge of RSS in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also worked as an assistant to former RS chief KS Sudarshan. In 2014, he was loaned into BJP, and in 2015, he was appointed as the party’s West Bengal President. In 2016, he made his electoral debut. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP won 18 Lok Sabha seats out of 42 in Bengal with 40.25% votes, under his leadership.

17 cops injured facing 'cow smugglers' near Bangladesh border

10 Jan 2022

India
17 cops injured facing 'cow smugglers' near Bangladesh border

At least 17 police officers were injured in a face-off with suspected cow smugglers on Sunday along the India-Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar's Mekhliganj area in West Bengal.

BJP's Ghosh heckled; forced to cut short Bhabanipur by-poll campaign

27 Sep 2021

Politics
BJP's Ghosh heckled; forced to cut short Bhabanipur by-poll campaign

The last day of campaigning for the Bhabanipur by-poll was marked by chaos and violence in the South Kolkata area.

Why BJP chose Sukanta Majumdar as new West Bengal chief?

21 Sep 2021

Politics
Why BJP chose Sukanta Majumdar as new West Bengal chief?

Amid reports of a brewing crisis in the BJP's West Bengal unit, the party's National President JP Nadda on Monday appointed Lok Sabha MP Sukanta Majumdar as its new state party president.

'Disillusioned in BJP,' says Babul Supriyo; saffron party hits back

19 Sep 2021

Politics
'Disillusioned in BJP,' says Babul Supriyo; saffron party hits back

Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who joined the Trinamool Congress Saturday, said he was "disillusioned" with the BJP.

BJP questions law and order situation over south Kolkata shooting

13 Sep 2021

Politics
BJP questions law and order situation over south Kolkata shooting

BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated with shootings becoming a regular affair.

BJP's Babul Supriyo hits out at Dilip Ghosh over retirement

01 Aug 2021

Politics
BJP's Babul Supriyo hits out at Dilip Ghosh over retirement

A day after making headlines with his sudden decision to retire from politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo Sunday targeted West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for the latter's comment on his retirement.

Thirty-seven BJP workers died in Bengal after election results: Ghosh

02 Jun 2021

Politics
Thirty-seven BJP workers died in Bengal after election results: Ghosh

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday claimed that 37 party workers were killed in the state after the recent assembly election results.

BJP's Bengal chief asks Mamata to ditch sarees, wear bermudas

24 Mar 2021

Politics
BJP's Bengal chief asks Mamata to ditch sarees, wear bermudas

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh has invited criticism for his controversial comment on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

07 Dec 2020

Politics
Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.

After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

03 Dec 2020

Politics
After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

With its eye on the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with plans to reach out to 10 million households.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

Politics
TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

10 Oct 2020

Politics
Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

11 Sep 2020

Politics
Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.

'Bhabhiji Papad' can develop antibodies, fight coronavirus: Union Minister

24 Jul 2020

Politics
'Bhabhiji Papad' can develop antibodies, fight coronavirus: Union Minister

At a time when the world is scrambling to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, a Union Minister launched a "papad" claiming it develops antibodies to fight the highly contagious disease.

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

13 Jul 2020

Politics
West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

In a shocking incident, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Debendra Nath Ray, was found hanging near his home on Monday morning, sparking allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

15 Apr 2020

Politics
Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

At a time when political adversaries have kept aside their differences to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a battle is taking shape in West Bengal, one involving Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool government.

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

31 Jan 2020

Politics
FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."

Why aren't protesters at Shaheen Bagh 'dying', wonders BJP leader

29 Jan 2020

Politics
Why aren't protesters at Shaheen Bagh 'dying', wonders BJP leader

The Bharatiya Janata Party's unhealthy obsession with the ongoing protest in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh was reflected again on Tuesday when the chief of party's West Bengal unit, Dilip Ghosh, wondered why agitating "women and children weren't dying".

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

20 Jan 2020

Politics
Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Why leave Muslims: BJP's Chandra Bose, Netaji's relative, questions CAA

24 Dec 2019

Politics
Why leave Muslims: BJP's Chandra Bose, Netaji's relative, questions CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has put Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the receiving end of criticism, with many saying that the ruling party didn't pay attention to India's secular nature.

Man seeks gold-loan against cows after hearing they 'contain gold'

07 Nov 2019

India
Man seeks gold-loan against cows after hearing they 'contain gold'

A couple of days back Bharatiya Janata Party's West Bengal chief made the appalling claim that cow's milk contains gold, and we're already witnessing its repercussions.

Foreign cows are 'aunties', says BJP's Dilip Ghosh

05 Nov 2019

Politics
Foreign cows are 'aunties', says BJP's Dilip Ghosh

Much has been said, written, and joked about BJP's obsession with cows. But has the ridicule stopped its leaders from making bizarre comments? Of course not.

BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

28 Aug 2019

Politics
BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

A suo motu case has been registered against Dilip Ghosh, who heads the West Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for his controversial statement in which he exhorted his party's cadre to thrash Trinamool members and the state police.

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

21 Jul 2019

Politics
Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to launch the Trinamool Congress's poll campaign for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state at its mega Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

29 Jun 2019

Politics
Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.

Doctors versus Mamata: What's happening in West Bengal

13 Jun 2019

India
Doctors versus Mamata: What's happening in West Bengal

As the assault on doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital on Monday escalated into a strike in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued an ultimatum, threatening doctors to resume work.

West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained

27 May 2019

India
West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained

A BJP worker was shot dead in West Bengal's Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night, forcing authorities to step up security in the area.

BJP's Bharati Ghosh breaks down after being heckled, blames Trinamool

12 May 2019

Politics
BJP's Bharati Ghosh breaks down after being heckled, blames Trinamool

Bharati Ghosh was once West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trusted aide. After falling out with Trinamool Chief, the former IPS officer joined BJP and is now contesting polls from Ghatal Lok Sabha seat.

#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

12 May 2019

Politics
#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.

Years after Tata agitation, Mamata Banerjee faces battle in Singur

06 May 2019

Politics
Years after Tata agitation, Mamata Banerjee faces battle in Singur

In 2008, Singur became the hotbed of West Bengal politics after Mamata Banerjee led an agitation against Tata Motors, which catapulted her to national politics.

Mamata on BJP's Navami celebrations: Whose throat will you slit?

14 Apr 2019

Politics
Mamata on BJP's Navami celebrations: Whose throat will you slit?

Launching a fresh salvo on BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday questioned 'armed' processions which were taken out on Ram Navami by the saffron party and VHP.

Mamata changes schedule to take on Modi in Bengal

03 Apr 2019

Politics
Mamata changes schedule to take on Modi in Bengal

Not being the one to back down from an election battleground, Trinamool matriarch and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee changed her schedule to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her state on Wednesday.

"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

23 Mar 2019

Politics
"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

Mamata Banerjee's party will be known as Trinamool, henceforth, after the party dropped "Congress" from its logo.

Former-IPS officer commits suicide, blames Mamata Banerjee in suicide note

24 Feb 2019

India
Former-IPS officer commits suicide, blames Mamata Banerjee in suicide note

A retired IPS officer Gaurav Dutt committed suicide earlier this week and blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in his note.

WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder

10 Feb 2019

Politics
WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder

BJP leader Mukul Roy is among the four people who have been booked for the murder of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA in West Bengal's Nadia district on Saturday night.

Violence erupts after Shah's rally: Rajnath, Mamata argue on call

30 Jan 2019

Politics
Violence erupts after Shah's rally: Rajnath, Mamata argue on call

On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a heated exchange. Singh had called her over the violence that erupted after BJP President Amit Shah addressed a rally in WB, earlier in the day.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Politics
Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

06 Jan 2019

Politics
After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh, who recently said state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become Prime Minister, has now said there is no such possibility.

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

16 Dec 2018

India
WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief

07 Dec 2018

India
BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh has said his party has full faith in the judiciary and hoped it would be able to kick-start its Rath Yatra campaign from today.