State BJP president Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday said the party will retaliate and resist attacks on its workers. As the party has withdrawn its sit-in demonstration in the city on Friday, they will organise it in other districts. Though Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be present at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government and Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu are likely to be present there, the state BJP will boycott the ceremony.
Ghosh alleged that the TMC had engaged some officers to create trouble. “We are keeping a tab on the situation but attacks on our party workers would be retaliated,” he said.
Criticising Bharati Ghosh, superintendent of police, West Midnapore, said, “So long she has played her game. But now it is our turn and we will play our game.”
Ghosh said the party workers and leaders had shown enough patience and tried to maintain cool. But their sobriety has been misinterpreted and party workers have been attacked in different parts of the state. “How long shall we keep quiet,” he said, adding “we should come to power through attack and resistance.”
It may be recalled that Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee had urged Ghosh to give up provoking speeches.