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Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar is a political leader of West Bengal. She is president of West Bengal Mahila Congress. She is a member of 15th Lok Sabha.
Dr Kakoli Ghosh was born on 23 November 1959. Her family has had an intimate connection to West Bengal and Indian politics and government for three generations. Her maternal grandfather served as the postmaster general of West Bengal. Her paternal uncle, the late Arun Moitra, was a freedom fighter and a former Pradesh Congress President. Her maternal uncle, Durudesh Dasdupta, is a current sitting Member of the Indian Parliament. And finally, her father, Late Ajit Moitra, served as the Chairman of the National Jute Manufacturing Corporation.
Early in his career, Mr. Moitra built his family farm in Digberia of Barasat in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. Member of Parliament Ghosh grew up among the people of Barasat at her family's farm. As a child, the MP watched and learned while her father loved, supported, and inspired the people of Digberia. As a bright and forthcoming student, she fought against injustice and oppression. Her life and history has been further enriched by her husband, Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh, who continues to be among the world's foremost experts in the field of fertility.
Dr Kakoli Ghosh gained her medical degree from R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, which was then affiliated with the University of Calcutta.
She is now a member of the Committee on Home Affairs in the Lok Sabha (People's Chamber) of the Indian Parliament.
Ghosh Dastidar grew up in a socio-political environment. Alongside having a family legacy of public service, the MP dedicated her life to serving the people of her community including providing health care for slum-dwelling citizens. She also helped implement a school and dispensary in South 24 Parganas in the memory of Swami Vivekananda.
In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, she won from ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Doctors locked in poll battle in West Bengal
2014-04-14
In Barasat, a couple of km away from Kolkata, Trinamool leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, also a gynaecologist, will fight against general physician Murtaza Hossen of the Left Front. From Jhargram, Trinamool has pitted Uma Soren against Pulin Bihari Baske, ...
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  1. Doctors locked in poll battle

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Mamata ministers sheep, can't even marry sans her permission: Rahman
2014-03-09
The language he has used will make Marx and Lenin turn in their graves,” state Labour minister Purnendu Chatterjee said even as TMC Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar said that it shows that CPM has become “politically bankrupt” and he is making ...
(Indian Express)
  1. CPI(M) leader makes 'derogatory' remarks against Mamata
  2. CPI(M) Leader Makes Derogatory Remarks Against Mamata

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Out of job, Justice Ganguly takes on apex court, slams intern
2014-01-09
She wasn't happy after I sent notice to MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar after her comments on the Park Street incident. I have worked with groups that work for gender sensitization across the country. It hurts when someone says that I am not fit to protect ...
(Times of India)

    2013
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    Most outrageous remarks on rape
    2013-01-07
    Senior Trinamool Congress leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar speaking to a news channel said, "If you're referring to the Park Street rape, see that is a different case altogether. That was not at all a rape case. It was a misunderstanding between the two ...
    (Hindustan Times)
    1. Delhi Gang rape: Asharam Bapu spews venom

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    Mamata hires agency to keep tab on print, electronic media
    2013-01-05
    “The Trinamool was greatly embarrassed by the utterances of its Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar on the Park Street rape case. Our leader would like to keep a tab on such statements so that the party can avoid such embarrassing situation,” another ...
    (Deccan Herald)
    1. Trinamool Plans to Hire An Agency To Monitor Media Including Social Media

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    Rights body seeks report on Park Street rape
    2013-01-02
    The commission, taking suo motu cognisance of the remarks made by Trianmool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, has asked Kolkata Police to file a status report on the case in three weeks and take a lesson from the way the Delhi Police had investigated ...
    (Times of India)
    1. Rights panel seeks probe report on Park Street rape
    2. Park street victim may sue Trinamool MP
    3. Kolkata Park Street rape: Bail plea of one of the accused to be heard today

    2012
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    'Kolkata gang rape victim is a prostitute'
    2012-12-28
    Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, short of calling the Park Street rape victim a prostitute, said the incident in the heart of Kolkata in February, was not a rape but a "misunderstanding between two parties involved in professional dealings. Between the lady and ...
    (Daily Mail)
    1. Park Street case no rape, but ‘deal’ gone sour: MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
    2. After Abhijit, it's Kakoli?
    3. Park Street case not rape, misunderstanding in sexual deal: Trinamool MP

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    Something is rotten here
    2012-12-28
    Even as we were writing this editorial came another shocking comment by Trinamool leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. She called the Park Street rape case of February 5 a misunderstanding between "a lady and her client". In fact, her boss, Mamata Banerjee, ...
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      Price-hike-may-fuel-Trinamool-protest-again
      2012-01-03
      We have made it clear that we are against hikes in the prices of petrol, diesel, LPG, etc,” said Trinamool MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, a close aide of Mamata Banerjee. “As for the future hike, we are yet to take a stand on it.” After the last price hike ...
      (Indian Express)

        2011
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        FDI in India retail: Trinamool Congress insists on rollback of decision
        2011-12-01
        In the Lok Sabha too, Trinamool Congress was aggressive on the issue with some of its members, including Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, storming the Well and raising slogans "FDI hai, hai (FDI down, down)". In fact, TMC and the Left parties became strange ...
        (Economic Times)
        1. FDI war: Sushma asks Sonia to explain her stand; Dinesh Trivedi skips cabinet meet

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        Trinamool insists on rollback of FDI decision
        2011-12-01
        In the Lok Sabha too, Trinamool Congress was aggressive on the issue with some of its members, including Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, storming the well and raising slogans “FDI hai, hai (FDI down, down)”. In fact, TMC and the Left parties became strange ...
        (The Hindu)
        1. PM meets allies, no assurance on FDI rollback
        2. Trinamool insists on rollback of FDI decision