Dilip Ghosh Age, Caste, Family, Biography

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Caste: Kayastha
Hometown: Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal
Age: 59 Years

Dilip Ghosh

Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey2014: Joined BJP and was appointed as West Bengal State General Secretary.
2015: Appointed as West Bengal State President of BJP.
2016: Became an M.L.A.from Kharagpur Sadar constituency of Paschim Medinipur District.
2021: On 20 September, appointed as the national vice president of BJP
2024: Lost the Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal to Kirti Azad of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) by a margin of 1,37,981 votes
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight (approx.)65 Kg (143 lbs)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 August 1964 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)59 Years
BirthplaceKuliana, Gopi Ballavpur, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownPaschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India
SchoolA Village School at Kuliana village near Gopiballavpur of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal
CollegeJhargram Polytechnic College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal
Educational QualificationDiploma From Jhargram Polytechnic College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal
FamilyFather- Bholanath Ghosh
Mother- Puspalata Ghosh
Brothers- 3
Sister- Not Known
AddressVill. Kuliana, P.O. Malincha, P.S. Beliabera, Dist. Paschim Medinipur, pin No. 721517
Controversies• He attracted controversy after he made a remark about West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that his party could have “dragged” her “by the hair” when she was in New Delhi.

• On 28 March 2024, the West Bengal police booked him over his derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after showcause notices were issued by BJP national president J P Nadda and the Election Commission of India (ECI) over his following remarks -

"Didi giye Goa te bole ami Goa r mey, Tripura et ami Tripura r mey, baap to thik korun, jar tar mey howa thik noy’. English translation — ‘When Didi goes to Goa, she becomes Goa’s daughter; in Tripura, she says I am Tripura’s daughter, decide who is your father, this is not right’…” [1]The Indian Express
Politician(s)Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Money Factor
Salary (as an M.L.A. from West Bengal)Rs 17,500/Month
Net Worth INR 30 lakh (as in 2014)

Dilip Ghosh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dilip Ghosh

  • He was born into a modest family in a village of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal.
  • After completing his education at a village school, he moved to Jhargram for higher education.
  • Soon, he inclined towards the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and joined it as a Pracharak.
  • Ghosh was sent to Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the in-charge of RSS.
  • He also worked as an assistant to former RSS chief KS Sudarshan.
  • After joining BJP, he defeated his nearest rival Gyan Singh Sohanpal (Congress) in the May 2016 West Bengal Assembly election.
  • Gyan Singh Sohanpal of Congress was a sitting MLA of the Kharagpur Sadar assembly seat seven times in a row from 1982 to 2011, and Ghosh’s victory, was indeed a historic one, as he was a new-comer in politics.
  • In September 2016, as the President of West Bengal BJP, he went on a 7-day trip to New York, Boston, New Jersey, and Chicago, to highlight the plight of the Hindus in West Bengal.
  • On 16 December 2016, he was injured during a protest against the comments of Maulana Noor-ur Rahman Barkati, the Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata in which he said that Ghosh should be “pelted with stones and kicked out of Bengal.”
  • On 22 January 2018, he was admitted to a private hospital with complaints of severe back pain.