Rakesh Tikait: News

26 Feb 2024


Farmers' tractor march today; Delhi, Noida brace for traffic jam

Two farmer groups—the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM)—are holding a tractor march in Noida on roads leading to Delhi on Monday.

23 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmer groups observe 'Black Friday' today

The protesting farmers are observing a "Black Friday" today in response to the death of 22-year-old Shubhkaran Singh during the agitation in Haryana on Wednesday.

Arrest Brij Bhushan by June 9: Farm leaders warn Centre

Farmers have stepped up their support for the wrestlers' protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment. They have warned the Centre of nationwide protests if Singh isn't arrested by June 9.

01 Jun 2023

Vinesh Phogat

'Will meet president to resolve issue': Rakesh Tikait assures wrestlers

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said that a khap representative would meet President Droupadi Murmu and the central government to try to resolve the issue of protesting wrestlers, reported PTI.

'Will hang myself': WFI chief as wrestlers' protest grows stronger    

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday said he would hang himself even if a single sexual harassment allegation against him is proven.

23 Aug 2022


'Tikait do kaudi ka aadmi hai': Union minister Ajay Mishra

Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is imprisoned on charges of mowing down farmers, reportedly talked of "dogs barking and chasing his car," apparently referring to protesting farmers, in a contentious speech live-streamed by his followers.

22 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Farmers' mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar; high vigil at borders

The Delhi Police has beefed up security across the city—especially at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders—with farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) calling for a mahapanchayat from Monday at Jantar Mantar.

21 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of farmers' protest

The Delhi Police has tightened security across the national capital Delhi ahead of farmers' scheduled protest on Monday.

30 May 2022


Bengaluru: Black ink thrown at farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Black ink was thrown at farmer leader Rakesh Tikait during an event at the Gandhi Bhavan in Bengaluru on Monday.

19 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers' protest will continue until laws scrapped in Parliament: Tikait

The farmers' protest will not be withdrawn immediately, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Friday.

01 Nov 2021


'Government has until November 26,' Tikait's deadline for farmers' protest

In a fresh warning to the central government, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that protests would be intensified further after November 26.

06 Oct 2021

Farmers Protest

Lakhimpur Kheri: How Rakesh Tikait helped reach government-farmer deal

Farmers had ramped up protests in Uttar Pradesh after Sunday, when a state minister's convoy mowed down a rally of demonstrators in Lakhimpur Kheri.

03 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Union Minister's son runs over protesting farmers; 2 killed

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Mishra's son allegedly ran his car over protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday, killing two.

24 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Tikait urges NRIs to protest during PM's New York event

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday appealed to Indians living in the US to hold a protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's program in New York on Saturday in support of the 10-month-long farmers' agitation at Delhi's borders.

12 Apr 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers ready to talk if government invites: Tikait

Farmers protesting the contentious new farm laws are ready to talk if the Centre invites them, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday, maintaining that the dialogue would resume where it had ended on January 22 and the demands remain unchanged.

11 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

Singhu border: Farmers improve infrastructure to prepare for prolonged protest

With a resolution of the stalemate over new farm legislation seeming unlikely anytime soon, farmers at the Singhu Border have started strengthening infrastructure at the protest site to prepare for a long haul.

11 Feb 2021


Punjabi singer Babbu Maan meets farmers at Ghazipur

Punjabi singer Tejinder Babbu Maan reached the Ghazipur protest site on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Wednesday, met the farmers and extended support to their protest against the contentious agriculture laws.

06 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers' Nationwide 'Chakka Jam': Cops detain protesters in Pune, Bengaluru

The nationwide chakka jam by farmers protesting the three contentious farm laws began at 12:00pm on Saturday as protesters blocked state and national highways across India.

06 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers' protest: Three-hour nationwide 'chakka jam'; Delhi, UP, Uttarakhand excluded

An umbrella body of Farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws has announced that farmers across the country will be observing a three-hour chakka jam, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday.

05 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

All you need to know about the 'Chakka jam' tomorrow

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural reforms have planned a countrywide road blockade or 'chakka jam' on Saturday (February 6).

05 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

What's the problem if foreign celebs support farmers: Rakesh Tikait

For all the global uproar the farmers' movement against the new farm laws has caused, the man at its center seems oblivious of the celebrity support the protest has received.

30 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Ghazipur: After Tikait's appeal, hundreds of farmers, students join protest

After Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait broke down at the Ghazipur protest site on Thursday night, appealing to farmers from western Uttar Pradesh to join, hundreds—including not only farmers but also students from different universities/colleges—arrived at the site by Friday.

29 Jan 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

We are with you: Arvind Kejriwal tells Rakesh Tikait

Three days after the violence at the farmers' tractor rally jolted Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), wrote a tweet in support of the agitation and also sent his ministers to assess the situation at different borders of the national capital.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

R-Day violence: Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra Yadav named in FIRs

Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav are among the at least ten farmers' leaders named in 22 cases filed by the Delhi Police in connection to Republic Day's violence.

27 Jan 2021

Red Fort

On Red Fort rampage, Rakesh Tikait says farmers deflected 'unknowingly'

Rakesh Tikait from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spoke on Tuesday's Red Fort incident claiming that "some farmers" deflected toward the Delhi monument "unknowingly" and returned after police guided them.

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.