During the 1990s, Rakesh Tikait served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. In that position, he led the state’s efforts in the fight against corruption. Today, he is an important figure in India’s political scene and holds a key position in the government.
Despite being born into a middle-class Hindu family, Rakesh Tikait arose to become a famed politician
Rakesh Tikait studied in a government high school and intermediate college in Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He also completed his bachelor’s degree in arts from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut. He is married to Sunita Devi. They have three children. His elder brother, Naresh Tikait, is the president of BKU. His younger brother, Charan Singh Tikait, is a businessman. He owns a large number of fields in Uttar Pradesh.
Rakesh Tikait has been involved in farmer’s protests since the early 1990s. He resigned from his job with the Delhi Police during the farmers’ protest in the capital in 1993-1994. He joined his father’s farmers’ union, BKU, in 1994.
Despite having a career in the Indian Police, Rakesh Tikait had never been a political player until he joined the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). He is the son of a legendary farmer leader, Mahendra Singh Tikait, who was a prominent figure in the farmers’ movement of the late-1980s and early 1990s. He played an important role in the sugarcane growers’ fight for higher prices.
Rakesh Tikait is a popular name in the North Indian farmer community. He is a member of the BKU and is its national spokesperson. He has been involved in farmers’ movements across the country. The BKU has been at the forefront of anti-farm law protests. It has also been accused of working for the interests of the political party.
After the death of his father, Mahendra Singh Tikait, a new generation of leaders was born in the Tikait family. The younger Tikait took over the charge of the BKU and began a campaign of farmers’ agitation. In the wake of the Jat-Muslim divide, he tried to repair the relationship between the two communities.
Currently, Rakesh Tikait is the leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party. He contested the Lok Sabha election for Amroha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was unsuccessful and lost the seat. However, he has gained popularity during the 2020-2021 farmers’ protests in Delhi. He has also been involved in farmers’ movements in various parts of India. He is one of the prominent leaders of the farmers’ committee.
Rakesh Tikait was born on June 4, 1969, in Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He belongs to a middle class family. He has two sisters and two brothers. His parents are Chaudhary Mahendra Singh Tikait and Baljori Devi. His mother is a homemaker. He has a Bachelor’s degree in arts from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut. His father was a farmer and a leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. He was elected as the national spokesperson of the BKU in 1997. He is also the head of the Balian Khap Panchayat.
Known as one of the most famous and prominent faces of the farmer protests in India, Rakesh Tikait has made a name for himself as an entrepreneur and politician. He is the public spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, an organization that advocates for farmers and ranchers.
After graduating from the University of Meerut, he joined the farmers’ union of his father. After completing his law degree, he became a lawyer. He is also a national spokesperson of the BKU.
Tikait is the first person to challenge the farm bills of the BKU in the national election. He finished in sixth place. He is also involved in a sit-in demonstration near the border of Delhi and Ghazipur.