Dilip Ghosh is now President of the West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), from the Medinipur Lok Sabha constituency.
Ghosh, who was a ‘Pracharak’ of RSS since 1984, was loaned into BJP’s West Bengal unit in 2014.
Ghosh, popularly known as Dilip da, started his electoral debut in 2016 contesting the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Kharagpur Sadar. He won the Kharagpur Sadar constituency of Paschim Medinipur district by defeating his nearest rival Gyan Singh Sohanpal, an Indian National Congress candidate. Gyan Singh Sohanpal of Congress had won the Kharagpur Sadar assembly seat seven times in a row from 1982 to 2011.
He won the Medinipur Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha General Elections by a margin of 88,952 votes and a vote share of 48.62% by defeating the ruling Trinamool Congress candidate Manas Bhunia.
Ghosh, who was born into a Bengali Hindu family at Kuliana village near Gopiballavpur of Paschim (West) Medinipur district, West Bengal, India on August 1, 1964, had joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 8 years in 1972.
He was in-charge of RSS in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for eight years between 1999 and 2007.
In 2014, Ghosh was loaned into BJP, West Bengal and was appointed as the General Secretary of the West Bengal unit. In 2015, he was appointed as West Bengal State President of the BJP.
In January 2020, Dilip Ghosh was re-appointed as West Bengal BJP President.
The versatile BJP President of West Bengal is a Yoga enthusiast and an early riser who almost holds a record for not missing a sunrise. His fitness regime includes a brisk morning walk followed by Yoga.
Dilip da is a social man and enjoys conversation. His morning schedules often have a popular segment called 'Cha Chakre Dilip da'.
He travels to various neighborhoods to enjoy a cuppa with a political discourse. He is an avid swimmer and fond of fishing. Ghosh enjoys reading particularly travel tales and was a regular reader of Desh magazine, popular among intellectuals in Bengal. Dilip da's calm and quite demeanor makes him a cool politician.
He is also interested in nature photography.
In September 2016, he went on a BJP-sponsored seven-day trip to USA, to highlight "oppression" of the Hindus in West Bengal and infiltration of Muslims from Bangladesh.
In August 2019, Ghosh accompanied President of India, Ramnath Kovind to an official seven-day visit to the African countries of Benin, The Gambia and Guinea as a part of the official Indian delegation.
He believes in simple living.
Dilip Ghosh credits the party's leadership, workers and their sacrifice for the BJP's performance in West Bengal.