Birbhum: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh accused the cops in the state of “inactivity” and said they would be “stripped of their uniforms” one day as they are not “worth wearing” the khakhi.

Notably, a clash broke out between BJP workers and cops in Basirhat today. Further, 10-12 BJP workers were arrested during the protest today as the police had to resort to the lathi-charge to contain the protesters, reports said. This comes days after Calcutta High Court quashed single bench’s order permitting the Rath Yatra in West Bengal. Notably, the Mayawati-led state government has vehemently opposed the Rath Yatra to be conducted in the state.

The cops in West Bengal will be “stripped of their uniforms” one day as they are not “worth wearing” the khakhi, Dilip Ghosh said while addressing a public meeting on Saturday in Birbhum district.

Ghosh also accused the police of lodging “fake” cases against his party workers. “Above all, you are insulting us. We are keeping a record of everything. We will also identify those officers who had slapped false cases against us after coming to power. They will have to pay us back from their own pockets,” Ghosh said.

The Calcutta High Court’s Chief Justice bench on Friday quashed the single bench’s Thursday order allowing BJP’s ‘rath yatra’ rallies. The court was hearing the state government’s petition challenging the order by single bench which had granted permission to the saffron party to take out rallies across the state. The division bench of Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta remanded the BJP’s ‘rath yatra’ case back to the single bench to consider the intelligence inputs by state agencies.