A BJP protest meet in Bengal's Bashirhat ended in violence as alleged party workers clashed with the police, triggering a lathicharge. The protest, which the BJP dubbed "law violation programme", is against the state government's refusal to allow the party to hold Rath Yatra in the state. The BJP has approached the Supreme Court against the government order. At Bashirhat town, the police used batons on a mob that had started throwing stones. State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said some of the party workers have been injured in the police action. But he denied that any party worker has been involved in the stone throwing.