The farmers’ movement in Delhi has now reached a critical juncture. Some farmer organizations have also separated themselves from this movement. Following the violence in Delhi on 26 January 2021, the notes of farmer leaders have also changed. But the farmer leader Rakesh Tikait is not ready to end the movement. He even said that if the agitation ends, I will commit suicide.
But do you know about the farmer leader Rakesh Tikait? He was once a sub-inspector in the Delhi Police and today owns property worth crores of rupees. Rakesh Tikait has also contested elections twice. However, he did not win both times. Rakesh Tikait has inherited the politics of farmers. His late father, Mahendra Singh Tikait, was the president of the Indian Farmers Union.
Who is Rakesh Tikait?
Rakesh Tikait was born on 4 June 1969 in Sisauli village of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Rakesh Tikait received his MA from Meerut University. Studied After this, he did LLB and became a lawyer. Rakesh Tikait was posted as Sub-Inspector in Delhi in 1992. During that time, in 1993-1994, there was a peasant movement under Mahendra Singh Tikait in Delhi.
Due to this, he left the police job
Since Mahendra Singh Tikait was the father of Rakesh Tikait, the government pressured him to convince his father to end the Farmers Protest. Then Rakesh Tikait left his post and stood with the farmers.
Property of Rakesh Tikait
According to the affidavit given by Rakesh Tikait in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, his property was worth Rs 4,25,18,038. According to the affidavit of Rakesh Tikait, he had cash of Rs 10 lakh at that time.
Rakesh Tikait has contested twice
Rakesh Tikait contested as an independent from Khatauli Vidhan Sabha seat in Muzaffarnagar for the first time in 2007, in which he was defeated. After this, Rakesh Tikait contested the Lok Sabha election from Amroha district in 2014 on a Rashtriya Lok Dal ticket. But he could not win the election.
Family of Rakesh Tikait
Naresh Tikait, elder brother of Rakesh Tikait, is the national president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). Rakesh Tikait himself is the spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Rakesh Tikait’s younger brother Surendra Tikait is a manager in a sugar mill in Meerut. At the same time, the youngest brother Narendra Tikait cultivates.