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.
10 Jan 2022India
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 2021Politics
The last day of campaigning for the Bhabanipur by-poll was marked by chaos and violence in the South Kolkata area.
21 Sep 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who joined the Trinamool Congress Saturday, said he was "disillusioned" with the BJP.
13 Sep 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh has invited criticism for his controversial comment on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
07 Dec 2020Politics
A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.
03 Dec 2020Politics
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.
27 Nov 2020Politics
Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.
10 Oct 2020Politics
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.
11 Sep 2020Politics
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.
24 Jul 2020Politics
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.
15 Apr 2020Politics
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.
31 Jan 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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".
20 Jan 2020Politics
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.
24 Dec 2019Politics
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.
07 Nov 2019India
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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.
29 Jun 2019Politics
Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.
13 Jun 2019India
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.
12 May 2019Politics
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.
12 May 2019Politics
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
06 May 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
Mamata Banerjee's party will be known as Trinamool, henceforth, after the party dropped "Congress" from its logo.
24 Feb 2019India
A retired IPS officer Gaurav Dutt committed suicide earlier this week and blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in his note.
10 Feb 2019Politics
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.
30 Jan 2019Politics
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.
19 Jan 2019Politics
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.
06 Jan 2019Politics
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.
16 Dec 2018India
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 2018India
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.