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  • 60 tractors, 1,000 people to head to Parliament on November 29: Rakesh Tikait Nov 24, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    60 tractors, 1,000 people to head to Parliament on November 29: Rakesh Tikait

    The statement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the Centre will repeal the three farm laws that triggered nationwide farmers' protest.

  • The politics and economics of farm laws repeal Nov 22, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    The politics and economics of farm laws repeal

    What the Centre had planned would, in the aggregate, raise farm incomes substantially and enable India to move up from being a low middle income country. The crucial mistake the Centre made was not to spend enough time with farmers explaining the whole new system and securing their support

  • 'Farm laws' trends after PM Modi's announcement. Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee congratulate farmers Nov 19, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    'Farm laws' trends after PM Modi's announcement. Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee congratulate farmers

    Farm laws: Addressing the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, PM Modi said the three agricultural laws were for the benefit of farmers but "we couldn't convince a section of farmers despite best efforts".

  • Repeal farm laws by November 26 or farmers will intensify protest at Delhi borders: Rakesh Tikait to Centre Nov 01, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Repeal farm laws by November 26 or farmers will intensify protest at Delhi borders: Rakesh Tikait to Centre

    November 26 would mark one year of the ongoing farmers’ protests at Delhi’s border points of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur. The protests are led by farmers collective Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM).

  • Agitation will continue till farmers' demands are met: Rakesh Tikait Oct 11, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Agitation will continue till farmers' demands are met: Rakesh Tikait

    Talking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district on Sunday evening, he said that the Centre is overlooking ''the one-year long agitation of farmers in which 750 farmers have died''.

  • PM Modi should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait Oct 10, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    PM Modi should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait

    Participating in a discussion, titled "Seeds of Wrath: Fears and Facts: How to address the farm crisis", at the India Today Conclave 2021, BJP MP Rajendra Agarwal countered Tikait, saying the protest against three farm laws of the Centre appears to be politically motivated.

  • Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Rakesh Tikait demands sacking of MoS Ajay Mishra, arrest of his son Oct 04, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Rakesh Tikait demands sacking of MoS Ajay Mishra, arrest of his son

    Eight people were killed on Sunday as violence erupted during a farmers' protest, claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of a visit to Lakhimpur by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

  • Hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a joke: Rakesh Tikait Sep 27, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a joke: Rakesh Tikait

    His remarks have come in the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announcing a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state taking it to Rs 350 per quintal.

  • Ahead of Joe Biden’s meet with PM Modi, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has a message for POTUS Sep 24, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    Ahead of Joe Biden’s meet with PM Modi, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has a message for POTUS

    Rakesh Tikait, National spokesperson of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), wrote in the tweet to Joe Biden: “Dear POTUS... Seven hundred farmers have died in the last 11 months protesting. These black laws should be repealed to save us.”

  • Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait urges Indians in US to protest during PM Modi's September 25 event Sep 24, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait urges Indians in US to protest during PM Modi's September 25 event

    Seeking the support of Indians in the US, the national spokesperson of the BKU claimed that over 750 farmers have lost their lives during the stir against the contentious new farm laws, but the Centre is still not willing to reconsider the legislations.

  • Farmers' Protest | Narendra Tomar appeals to farmers to end stir, protests held at several places Jun 26, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Narendra Tomar appeals to farmers to end stir, protests held at several places

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions protesting at various Delhi border points, claimed that farmers were detained in states like Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana during the protests.

  • Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait Apr 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait

    He said for the talks to resume, the government should invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body representing the protestors who are camping at the three border points of Delhi at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 2020.

  • Farmers' Protest | Farmers' stir may continue till December: Rakesh Tikait Mar 14, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Farmers' stir may continue till December: Rakesh Tikait

    Talking about his Wes Bengal visit, Tikait said during their poll campaigning there, the central government people have been asking farmers to give them one feastful of rice.

  • Don’t vote for BJP, they have robbed the country: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait Mar 13, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    Don’t vote for BJP, they have robbed the country: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

    Rakesh Tikait, who was in Kolkata on March 13, has said farmer leaders protesting against the three agricultural reforms introduced by the Centre would go to the assembly constituency of Nandigram to urge people to not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait Mar 07, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait

    The farmers are demanding a complete withdrawal of the three farm laws and the agitation will continue till the government meets our demands, Tikiat said on Saturday.

  • Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union Feb 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Farm laws: Rakesh Tikait to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh on March 8, says Bharatiya Kisan Union

    Rakesh Tikait will address farmer rallies in Sheopur, Rewa and Dewas on March 8, MP BKU general secretary Anil Yadav told PTI.

  • Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers Feb 18, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Be ready to sacrifice your standing crop: Rakesh Tikait to farmers

    Rakesh Tikait said the government should not be under the impression that the movement against the laws will end as farmers will go to their villages to harvest their crop.

  • Rakesh Tikait to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Yavatmal on February 20 Feb 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Yavatmal on February 20

    Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions protesting at various Delhi border points against three farm laws.

  • Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait Feb 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Won't allow business over hunger; need law on MSP: Rakesh Tikait

    The Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson’s comments came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in the Rajya Sabha during which he assured "MSP was there. MSP is there. MSP will remain in the future”.

  • Farmers' Protest | No 'ghar wapsi' till farmers' demands are met: BKU's Rakesh Tikait Feb 07, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | No 'ghar wapsi' till farmers' demands are met: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

    Tikait said the government should rollback the contentious farm laws, frame a new legislation to assure the continuation of the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and release the farmers arrested recently.

  • Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution' Feb 07, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution'

    During a speech to supporters at the Ghazipur protest site, Tikait reached out to the farming community, many of whom especially in the Delhi-NCR region have been upset over the National Green Tribunal's ban on diesel vehicles, including tractors, that are over 10 years old.

  • Farmers' protest | Centre has time till October 2 to repeal farm laws, says BKU's Rakesh Tikait Feb 06, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Centre has time till October 2 to repeal farm laws, says BKU's Rakesh Tikait

    Addressing the agitating farmers at Delhi's Gazipur border after the three-hour nationwide 'chakka jam', Rakesh Tikait said the farmers would not return home until the farm laws were repealed.

  • Farmers' protest | Internet snapped again at Delhi borders Feb 06, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Internet snapped again at Delhi borders

    The latest MHA order on the internet suspension came on a day when farmers carried out a nationwide three-hour 'chakka jam'.

  • Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut meets Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, extends party's support to farmers' stir Feb 02, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut meets Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, extends party's support to farmers' stir

    The Rajya Sabha MP said he reached Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border along with other Shiv Sena MPs on instructions of Maharashtra Chief Minister and party supremo Uddhav Thackeray, even as the protest site virtually remained a heavily secured fortress for a second day.

  • Budget 2016 India: Doubling farmers' income in 5 years a dream,says BKU Mar 01, 2016 11:12 AM IST

    Budget 2016 India: Doubling farmers' income in 5 years a dream,says BKU

    BKU national spokesman Rakesh Tikait said Rs 5,500 crore allocated for the new crop insurance scheme will benefit insurance companies and not farmers.

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