Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah paid tributes to the revolutionaries -- Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqullah Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil -- at Kakori on the outskirts of the state capital on Saturday.Addressing a gathering of party workers, he said that the sacrifices of the great freedom fighters cannot be paid back. After paying floral tributes to the three revolutionaries who robbed a train carrying money for the British treasury in Kakori in 1925, Shah said that he will talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop this place as a big tourist attraction.Shah's visit is part of a nationwide outreach programme by the ruling party, "Azadi 70 - Yaad Karo Kurbani", to be followed by "Tiranga Yatra" in which several union ministers, party leaders, MP's would take part from August 16.
Urging the young generation to be informed about the freedom struggle and the supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters, Shah said Uttar Pradesh has given a patriotic government at the Centre by its blessings, and that the BJP was yet again looking to them to form a "doer" government in the state.Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to go to polls in early 2017. He slammed the Congress for the backwardness in many parts of the state even after 70 years of independence as the party was at the helm for almost 60 years.He lashed out at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for working for just one community, and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) for working for the development of just one family. He said, it is only the BJP which works with the idea of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas".He later had lunch at the BJP's Dalit MP from Mohanlalganj, Kaushal Kishore's house.