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Dilip Ghosh (born 1 August 1964) is an Indian politician and current president of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][3][4][5]

Dilip Ghosh
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Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byGyan Singh Sohanpal
ConstituencyKharagpur Sadar
President of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
Preceded byRahul Sinha[1]
Personal details
Born (1964-08-01) 1 August 1964 (age 54)
Kuliana, West Bengal, India[2]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party


Early and personal lifeEdit

Ghosh was born in Bengali Yadav family at Kuliana village near Gopiballavpur of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal on 1 August 1964. He is the second of the four sons of Late Bholanath Ghosh and Puspalata Ghosh. After completing his schooling at the village schools, he moved to Jhargram for higher education.[citation needed] A RTI report was published that Ghosh did not obtain any diploma in Engineering from Polytechnic college in Jhargram.[6]His father was actively involved in community outreach and social service and was a well known respected figure who had contested and won elections at the Panchayat level. Ghosh's maternal side was where he got involved and inspired to join the Sakha of the RSS. In 1984, he formally joined RSS as a Pracharak with his family consent. His inspiration at the RSS amongst many were Mohan Bhagwat and Keshav Dixit. He has travelled far and wide living and working among common people. Ghosh's initial years included serving in 24 Parganas, Asansol, Andaman & Nicobar besides other places. He served for 8 and a half years in Andaman & Nicobar including the time when the infamous Tsunami hit the island. The BJP inducted him in mainstream politics and appointed him as the President of the party.

Ghosh is a sports enthusiast and has been a karate instructor for 20 years. Lathi kata is something he enjoys besides yoga and long walks. He loves Adda like any other Bong and is a great cook and host. An avid reader and travel enthusiast, he enjoys adventure stories, novels, travelogues and Pujabarshikis. His reading list also features the elite Desh periodical. Life is a learning experience for him and he never hesitates emulate from the best practices.


Ghosh was the in-charge of RSS in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and worked as an assistant to former RSS chief KS Sudarshan. He has come to BJP from RSS and was appointed as West Bengal State General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2015, Ghosh was selected as West Bengal State President of BJP.[7]

In May 2016 West Bengal Assembly election, Dilip Ghosh won from Kharagpur Sadar constituency of Paschim Medinipur district by defeating his nearest rival Gyan Singh Sohanpal, an Indian National Congress candidate. Considering the fact that Gyan Singh Sohanpal of Congress won the Kharagpur Sadar assembly seat for seven times in a row from 1982 to 2011, the victory of Dilip Ghosh, a newcomer in politics, was indeed a historic one.[8]

In September, 2016, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh went on a seven-day trip to New York, Boston, New Jersey and Chicago where he highlighted the plight of the Hindus in West Bengal and how they are on the backfoot due to the continuous infiltration of illegal Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh. Other speakers in the programme were Dr. Subramanian Swamy and Hukum Singh, the BJP MP from Kairana, Uttar Pradesh who initiated the campaign to highlight that Hindus were forced to flee from Kairana. The string of programmes was organised by US-based Hindu groups including Overseas Friends of BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad America, Indian-American Intellectual Forum and others.[9]

On 16 December 2016, Dilip Ghosh was injured during protests condemning outrageous comments made by Maulauna Noor-ur Rahman Barkati, the Shahi Iman of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata, in which West Bengal BJP Secretary Deboshree Chowdhury, Baisnabnagar MLA Swadhin Kumar Sarkar and other local BJP leaders were arrested.[10] Barakati said that Ghosh should be "pelted with stones and kicked out of Bengal" after Ghosh made a remark about Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee by saying that his party could have “dragged” her “by the hair” when she was in New Delhi, but had chosen not to. The BJP claimed that Ghosh was allegedly injured during the protests by the police who tried to stop the protest.

On 24 December 2016, a high-level BJP delegation team composed of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and two M.Ps Dr. Satyapal Singh and Jagdambika Pal were stopped from entering village in Dhulagarh, Howrah, where communal clashes broke out.[11][12].


  1. ^ a b "Dilip Ghosh appointed West Bengal BJP chief .Hindus consider him as a tiger". The Hindu. PTI. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Dilip Ghosh(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):". Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Dilip Ghosh WB BJP president". Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Dilip Ghosh WB BJP president". Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Dilip Ghosh New BJP president of West Bengal -Paschimbanga Unit". Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Dilip Ghosh lied about educational qualification in poll affidavit". Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "dilip-ghosh-elected-new-president-of-bjps-bengal-unit". Anandabazar Patrika. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
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