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.

13 Sep 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari detained amid 'Nabanna Abhiyan'

Amid the ongoing political battle between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, the police on Tuesday detained hundreds of BJP members, including senior leader Suvendu Adhikari.

31 Jul 2022

Jharkhand

Congress MLA alleges Sarma wants to bring down Jharkhand government

A Congress MLA from Jharkhand has now revealed that his colleagues jailed in Bengal over the seizure of cash worth lakhs have urged him to accompany them to Guwahati to meet Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma.

31 Jul 2022

Jharkhand

3 Jharkhand Congress MLAs, caught with cash in vehicle, arrested

Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs were arrested a day after they were found in West Bengal with cash in their vehicle.

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

West Bengal

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.

07 Dec 2020

West Bengal

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.

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.

27 Nov 2020

West Bengal

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.

10 Oct 2020

West Bengal

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.

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.

24 Jul 2020

Narendra Modi

'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.

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.

15 Apr 2020

Twitter

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.

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".

20 Jan 2020

India

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.

24 Dec 2019

India

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.

07 Nov 2019

West Bengal

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

India

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.

29 Jun 2019

India

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.

13 Jun 2019

West Bengal

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.

27 May 2019

West Bengal

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.

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.

12 May 2019

West Bengal

#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.

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.

03 Apr 2019

West Bengal

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.

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.

24 Feb 2019

West Bengal

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.

10 Feb 2019

West Bengal

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.

30 Jan 2019

West Bengal

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.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

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.