Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Subrata Bose|
23 November 1959
|Political party||All India Trinamool Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar|
|Parents||Late Shri Ajit Moitra |
Smt. Ira Moitra
|Residence||Uttarpara, Digberia, Madhyamgram, Barasat, West Bengal|
|Alma mater||R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital|
|As of 17 September, 2009|
Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (Bengali: কাকলি ঘোষ-দস্তিদার; born 23 November 1959) is a political leader of West Bengal. She is president of West Bengal Mahila Congress. She is a member of 16th Lok Sabha, re-elected in Indian general election, 2014.
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, Gurudas Dasgupta, is a current sitting Member of the Indian Parliament.
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 (MP) 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. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, who continues to be among the world's foremost experts in the field of fertility. She got married to Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar on 30 November 1982 and has two sons.
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 also did a Post Graduate Training in Obstetric Ultrasound.
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. he also helped implement a school and dispensary in South 24 Parganas for the children of trafficked women.
In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, she won from Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency) by a margin of 1,22,901 votes. She had earlier lost the elections from Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency), Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency) and Ballyganj assembly constituency.
Kakoli's favorite pastimes include listening to music gardening and reading. She also enjoys Swimming and playing Tennis.
Park Street Rape Case
When protests and demonstrations were at the peak for justice in 2012 Delhi gang rape case Ghosh Dastidar made very baseless and insensitive allegations against the Park Street Gang Rape victim. She said that the 'incident at Park Street was not a rape at all'. While making claim that the Park Street case and Delhi case cannot be compared she described Park Street case as 'misunderstanding between a lady and her client.' thereby suggesting that the victim is a sex worker.
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