Rakesh Tikait: News

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The farmers' protest will not be withdrawn immediately, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Friday.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

Narendra Modi

'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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Yogi Adityanath

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.

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.

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.

28 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border asked to vacate, end protest

Farmers protesting the newly-enacted farm laws in Ghazipur at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border have been asked to vacate the roads and end their protest on Thursday.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest

Two farmer unions on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from the months-long protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

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

Delhi Police

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.

26 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi: Farmers change march route; tractors enter Red Fort

Hundreds of farmers deviated from the route decided by the Delhi Police for their tractor rally on Tuesday, sparking chaos in several areas of the national capital even as the iconic Republic Day parade was underway.

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.

08 Jan 2021

Piyush Goyal

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

04 Jan 2021


Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

14 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

The farmers' agitation against the three controversial agricultural laws is set to intensify today, as heads of all farmers' unions began a hunger strike at 8 am. The strike will end at 5 pm.

08 Dec 2020


Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

03 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

02 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre on Wednesday demanded a special session of the Parliament to repeal the laws.