The peasant movement is gaining momentum once again after the tears of farmers' leader Rakesh Tikait. Farmers from different parts of western UP and Haryana have started reaching the Ghazipur border. At the same time, the Ghazipur border has been closed on both sides. Today, there will be a mahapanchayat of farmers in Muzaffarnagar.
Farmers agitating against the new agricultural laws of the Center took out a tractor parade in Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day. During this time there was a confrontation between the police and some farmers in many places. The farmers broke barricades at several places in violation of the prescribed route and the police fired tear gas shells while lathi-charging the farmers.
After this development, two peasant leaders have separated from the movement. The Bhakiyu (Bhanu faction) and VM Singh have separated from the movement. The tone of the farmer leaders who led the farmers after the nuisance during the tractor rally on Republic Day is also in retaliation. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait is in the discussion among them.
Who is Rakesh Tikait
Rakesh Tikait is the second son of the late Mahendra Singh Tikait, a farmer leader and president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Rakesh was born on 4 June 1969 in Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district. Rakesh took LLB degree after studying MA from Meerut University. It is said that in the year 1985, Rakesh was recruited in Delhi Police as SI ie Sub Inspector. But had left the job for the farmers. In fact, in 1993-1994, the farmers' movement under the leadership of farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait was going on at the Red Fort in Delhi. Rakesh Tikait came from this family, so the government pressurized him to end the movement. The government said that they should ask their father and brothers to end the agitation, but Rakesh Tikait left the police job and stood with the farmers.
After quitting the Delhi Police job, Rakesh stood completely with the farmers. After the death of his father Mahendra Singh Tikait from cancer on 15 May 2011, Rakesh Tikait took full command of the Indian Farmers Union. Father Mahendra Singh Tikait used to come from Balian Khap, after his death, his elder son Naresh Tikait was made the president of the Indian Farmers Union, as according to the rules of Khap, the elder son can be the head, but in practice the command of BKU Rakesh is in the hands of Tikait and all important decisions are taken by Rakesh Tikait.
Rakesh Tikait was married in the year 1985 to Sunita Devi of Dadri village in Baghpat district. They have one son Charan Singh, two daughters Seema and Jyoti. All the children of Rakesh are married. Rakesh Tikait was made the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, while his elder brother Naresh Tikait is the president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. The organization is spread across Uttar Pradesh and North India as well as across the country. Rakesh Tikait was married in the year 1985 to Sunita Devi of Dadri village in Baghpat district. They have one son Charan Singh, two daughters Seema and Jyoti. All the children of Rakesh are married.
Foundation of Bharatiya Kisan Union
Foundation of Bharatiya Kisan Union The foundation of Bharatiya Kisan Union was laid in 1987 when the farmers had organized a big movement under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Tikait in Karmukheri in Shamli district. In this, two farmers Jaipal and Akbar were killed by police firing. After this the Bharatiya Kisan Union was formed, with Chaudhary Mahendra Singh Tikait as president. Rakesh Tikait younger and his third brother Surendra Tikait is working as a manager in a sugar mill in Meerut. At the same time, the youngest brother Narendra works in agriculture.
Rakesh Tikait has been imprisoned 44 times due to the farmers' fight. At one time in Madhya Pradesh, he had to stay in jail for 39 days against the Land Tribunal Act of the farmer. After this, outside the Parliament House in Delhi, farmers protested against the government for increasing the sugarcane price, burnt sugarcane, due to which they were sent to Tihar Jail. In Rajasthan too, fighting against the interest of the farmers, they had to protest against the government, after which they had to go to Jaipur jail.