Rakesh Tikait has emerged as a key figure in the continuing farmers’ movement. Tikait represents many farmers who have been plagued by debt their entire lives. There have been several stories of farmers committing suicide as a result of debt. According to statistics, the average monthly earnings of a farmer in India are just Rs 6400.
Many Indian farmers work from season to season. They work in their fields for six months and are unemployed for the rest of the year. Farmers’ financial difficulties and destitution are not concealed from anyone. According to several surveys, 52 out of 100 farmers in India have an average loan of Rs 1,40,000. According to other sources, up to 10,000 farmers committed suicide in 2019. Around 76% of farmers desire to leave their employment, whereas only 1% of young people in rural want to start farming.
Given these figures and reports, many people are curious about the income and financial position of Rakesh Tikait, the head of the Bharatiya Kisan Union.
Rakesh Tikait property
Rakesh Tikait is said to have holdings in four states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Maharashtra. These assets are held by Rakesh Tikait in 13 cities throughout the nation, including Muzaffarnagar, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bijnor, Badaun, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Dehradun, Roorkee, Haridwar, and Mumbai. Rakesh Tikait’s assets are estimated to be valued up to Rs 80 crore. Rakesh Tikait’s company is thriving as he has been spearheading a sit-in demonstration at Delhi’s Ghazipur border for several months. He has a wide range of commercial interests, including land, gas pumps, shops, and brick kilns, among others.
Rakesh Tikait used to be a Delhi Police policeman. He is a farmer leader, and farming is simply one aspect of his business. The 51-year-old politician married Sunita Devi in 1985 and has three children: Charan Singh, a boy, and Seema and Jyoti Tikait, girls.
His daughters are both married. Jyoti Tikait, his younger daughter, resides in Australia. On February 8, a demonstration was organised in Melbourne to support the farmer protestors in India. Jyoti Tikait attended the gathering and spoke in favour of the initiative.
According to certain accounts, Rakesh Tikait has maintained a deer, which is prohibited. Catching and trapping any wild animal, including deer, is a criminal offence in India, according to the law. The guilty might face a seven-year prison sentence, a Rs 25,000 fine, or both.