SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government for organising a programme to mark the anniversary of the 1925 Kakori train robbery, saying neither the BJP nor the RSS had anything to do with India’s freedom struggle. Yadav termed the government’s programme “pretence”. On this day in 1925, some Indian revolutionaries looted the British government’s treasure from a train while it was passing through Uttar Pradesh’s Kakori town.
“It is a condemnable incident. How can people in the BJP know about respecting martyrs? The BJP is working against social harmony and like the British, its intention has also been to disintegrate the society. There is a need to be cautious about this,” he said.
Yadav said, “The dream of the martyrs of August Kranti was to establish the rule of farmers, labourers and youth in the country so that everyone could live a life of dignity and respect and it is the responsibility of the Samajwadi Party to realise this dream.”