Besides the fact that Rakesh Tikait is one of the most prominent politicians of India, he has done so much to improve the lives of the people in his country.
Educated in Uttar Pradesh, Rakesh Tikait is a famous Indian farmer leader who has been active in farmer’s protests. He is the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union. He is the son of one of the most powerful farmers leaders in India, Mahendra Singh Tikait.
Rakesh Tikait is from Sisauli village in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He is the second son of farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait. He is married to Sunita Devi and they have two daughters. They also have two brothers.
During the farmer’s protest in India in 1993, Rakesh Tikait was one of the most prominent leaders. He was arrested and sentenced to jail. After that, he joined the Bharatiya Kisan Union. This group of farmers’ representatives is constantly in touch with the government. They demand the repeal of farm bills.
During the farmers’ agitation in Delhi in 2020-21, the name of Rakesh Tikait has come to limelight. He is a member of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), a prominent farmers’ organisation in North India. He has also served as a constable in the Delhi Police.
Tikait’s father, Mahendra Singh Tikait, was an important leader of the farmers’ movement in different parts of the country. He was known for his rustic charm. He was also an active participant in the sugarcane growers’ fight for price. His protests were held in various western districts of Uttar Pradesh.
The Tikait family has a strong influence in the Jat community of western Uttar Pradesh. They have held several panchayats in the region. They have also been active in the farmers’ movements in other parts of the country. The Tikait family has a strong association with the Bharatiya Kisan Akali Dal and Balyan Khap.
Known as one of the pioneers of the farmers’ movement, Rakesh Tikait has been a prominent leader of the agitation in various parts of the country. He is the son of the late farmers’ leader, Mahendra Singh Tikait.
In the past, Rakesh Tikait has contested the Assembly elections in UP twice. He contested the Assembly election in Amroha and Khatauli, both in 2007. He was unsuccessful in both elections. However, he has been the leader of the opposition in the Muzaffarnagar district.
In 2011, his father passed away from bone cancer. In the aftermath of his death, his elder brother, Naresh Tikait, took over the BKU’s command. He is now the President of the BKU.