To keep up with the BJP’s plan to commemorate the heroes of freedom struggle, party chief Amit Shah is visiting Uttar Pradesh Kakori town, where freedom fighters including Chandrashekhar Azad and Ramprasad Bismil carried out a daring train robbery.

Mr Shah will address a public meeting “Azadi 70, Yaad Karo Kurbani” at the Shaheed Smarak, Kakori, about 15 kms from Lucknow.

As part of the Independence Day celebration plan, the centre has drawn an elaborate plan where heroes of the freedom struggle will be commemorated at their birthplaces or places of action across regions.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the birthplace of Birsa Munda in Jharkhand, sources said. He will lay foundation stones for developmental projects in Khunti, around 40 km from Ranchi.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will visit Jallianwala bagh in Amritsar and several other places including Jammu.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu would visit Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu along with Hyderabad.

Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari would go to Varanasi where Lal Bahadur Shastri would be remembered.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar would go to Port Blair where Veer Savarkar was among those detained in the ‘Cellular’ jail. Mr Parrikar would also visit Rewari in Haryana to pay tributes to Rao Tula Ram.

Some of the Union ministers would also visit the country’s border areas.