Dilip Ghosh: News

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.

01 Apr 2024

Kangana Ranaut

ECI censures Dilip Ghosh, Supriya Shrinate for 'derogatory' remarks

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued a censure to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Dilip Ghosh and the Congress's Supriya Shrinate.

26 Mar 2024

Mamata Banerjee

BJP MP's 'who's your father' remark against Mamata sparks row 

A video of BJP MP Dilip Ghosh making derogatory comments about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sparked a controversy.

Those against India's name change can leave country: BJP leader

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dilip Ghosh on Sunday reportedly alleged that India would be renamed to "Bharat" and those against the change of name should leave the country.

03 May 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar resignation: BJP predicts 'big' shift; NCP cadres heartbroken

A day after Sharad Pawar resigned as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President, his party cadres continued to persuade him to reconsider.

10 Jan 2022

West Bengal

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.

27 Sep 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

21 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

19 Sep 2021

Trinamool Congress

'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.

13 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

01 Aug 2021

Trinamool Congress

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.

02 Jun 2021

West Bengal

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.

24 Mar 2021

West Bengal

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.

03 Dec 2020

West Bengal

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.

11 Sep 2020

West Bengal

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.

13 Jul 2020

West Bengal

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.

31 Jan 2020

West Bengal

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."

29 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur

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".

07 Nov 2019

India Today

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.

05 Nov 2019


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.

28 Aug 2019

West Bengal

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.

21 Jul 2019

West Bengal

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.

12 May 2019

West Bengal

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.

06 May 2019

West Bengal

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.

14 Apr 2019

West Bengal

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.

23 Mar 2019

Mamata Banerjee

"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.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

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.

07 Dec 2018

West Bengal

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.

09 Oct 2018

West Bengal

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

21 Sep 2018

West Bengal

WB: Clash over Urdu teachers' recruitment, two students dead

A college student, injured in a clash between a mob and the police in North Dinajpur's Islampur, died today, pushing the death toll to two, even as a 12-hour bandh called by BJP is underway in the West Bengal district.

17 Sep 2018

West Bengal

WB BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's vehicle attacked in East Midnapore

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh's vehicle came under attack today in East Midnapore district, where he arrived in the morning with a contingent of 10-12 cars to attend a meeting, a police officer said.

24 Jun 2018

West Bengal

2019 battle: WB BJP exceeds Shah's expectations, targets 26 seats

Buoyed by its performance in rural polls, the West Bengal BJP unit is set to submit its Lok Sabha blueprint, targeting 26 seats, to party president Amit Shah during his two-day visit to the state from June 27.

02 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Blood paints West Bengal: Another BJP-worker dies, after being kidnapped

Days after the body of a 21-year-old BJP worker was discovered hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, another party member was found dead in the state.

27 Mar 2018

West Bengal

WB: BJP-chief in trouble for brandishing weapons at Ram-Navami rally

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh is in trouble after his antics at the party's Ram Navami rally in Kharagpur.

25 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: TMC, BJP take out rallies to celebrate Ram Navami

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the opposition BJP organized rallies and colorful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in the state on Sunday.

04 Sep 2017

West Bengal

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

West Bengal state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has accused CM Mamata Banerjee of spoiling Bengal's relations with its neighboring states.

10 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal Imam issues fatwa against Muslims supporting BJP/RSS

In a bizarre move, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Syed Md Nurur Rahman Barkati, issued a fatwa against Muslims who support RSS and BJP, warning they would be ostracized.

01 Mar 2017

West Bengal

WB BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury arrested in child trafficking ring

BJP women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury was arrested from Batasia, close to Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal, for her alleged involvement in a child trafficking case.