In 1926, he along with Kundan Lal and Azad planned to rescue the prisoners of Kakori Case, but they failed and exploded a bomb in Lahore on Dussehra the same year. But they were released due to lack of evidence. He even threw two bombs at the Central Legislative Assembly, with Bakuteshwar Dutt and shouted slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad” The intention of throwing the bomb was not to hurt or kill anyone and the only purpose was to express disagreement to the ordinance of the Defence of Indian Act that was to be formulated. Both of them surrendered following the blasts. He was also sentenced to 116 days in jail on account of these charges and continued to demand equal rights for Indian and British Prisoners in the jail. This helped him gain widespread national support.
No doubt patriotism is a virtue. But it should never be allowed to go beyond certain limit. Then it becomes chauvinism. It is not a good sign. A person having such attitude begins to look down upon other countries. It narrows down the outlook which ultimately proves disastrous for his personality development. Aggressive patriotism sometimes put the peace and prosperity of the country at danger. It often leads to mass killing. Mass killing of Jews in Germany during the regime of Hitler is an example of frantic patriotism. This should be avoided. It should never constrict our outlook and vision.