West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar courted controversy by asking party workers to carry sticks with flags and resist if attempts are made to stop them during the party's September 7 protest march to the state secretariat. His call drew sharp criticism from the ruling Trinamool Congress, which accused the saffron party of "trying to vitiate the state's peaceful atmosphere". Addressing a party rally at Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas district, he said there would be stiff resistance if attempts are made to stop the march. "On September 7, we will march to Nabanna (state secretariat) to protest the corrupt TMC regime in the state. But if we are stopped, there would be stiff resistance. I request all of you to carry sticks along with flags," he said.