The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will begin protests demanding that Governor Sheila Dikshit demit office. The party will also boycott the Governor.

Decisions to that effect were taken at a meeting of the office-bearers of the party here on Wednesday.

Briefing the media, BJP State president V. Muraleedharan said that Ms. Dikshit, who faced corruption charges, had taken refuge in the Raj Bhavan. The party was concerned about remnants of previous regime continuing in office and using their offices to escape from the clutches of law. Urging people to boycott the Governor, the State president said the party would take out a march to the Raj Bhavan on July 3. This will be followed by protests on July 7.

Mr. Muraleedharan said the office-bearers’ meeting had discussed the developmental needs of Kerala and had decided to bring urgent needs to the attention of the Centre before presentation of the Railway and Union budgets. If needed, a BJP delegation will go to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.

The Karshaka Morcha will hold a session here on Thursday to discuss the problems of the farmers. He said the action taken against the Headmistress of Cotton Hill School showed the political agenda of the Indian Union Muslim League.

It did not behove well in a modern society. He said the police was dancing to the tune of extremists. While it refused to register cases against those who threatened supporters of Narendra Modi on Facebook pages, it had filed a case against two of his supporters.