West Bengal BJP has demanded the arrest of Biman Basu, the Chairman of the left front. It is alleged that Mr Basu has provoked people against the BJP in a public meeting on January 10. A five member delegation of the State BJP has submitted a memorandum to the State Governor against such comments by the communist front leader. Later on the leaders commented that the comments which Basu made could increase militancy in the state. Mr Basu denies allegations against him and says that all that he meant was this that the leftists had the rights to protect themselves.