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Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni floats party ahead of Punjab polls

  • Chaduni, who leads the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) in Haryana, gained prominence by helping farm unions protesting against three now-scrapped central laws to mobilize and reach the Capital.
Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana president Gurnam Singh Charuni interacts with media during the launch of Sanyukt Sangharsh Party in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana president Gurnam Singh Charuni interacts with media during the launch of Sanyukt Sangharsh Party in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 01:47 AM IST
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Last batch of farmers to leave UP Gate protest site at Ghazipur today

The farmers began leaving the protest sites after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) - an umbrella organization of farmer bodies - suspended the agitation following the repeal of the Centre's three farm laws and the government conceding to its other demands.
Workers clean a road at Ghazipur border on Tuesday after a year-long farmers' protest against three farm laws and other issues was called off by Samyukya Kisan Morcha.(ANI Photo)
Workers clean a road at Ghazipur border on Tuesday after a year-long farmers' protest against three farm laws and other issues was called off by Samyukya Kisan Morcha.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:39 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Farmers to mark ‘Vijay Diwas’ today at protest sites before leaving for home

The Singhu and Ghazipur border points of the national capital—two of the sites where the farmers had been protesting for the past 14 months—have picked up activity, as farmers get busy completing their preparations to leave for their homes in trucks and tractor trolleys.
Farmers at the Singhu border protest site near the Delhi-Haryana border on Thursday. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Farmers at the Singhu border protest site near the Delhi-Haryana border on Thursday. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Protests will continue till…’ What farmer leader Charuni said after key meeting

BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said the Centre should follow the Punjab model while giving compensation to the kin of over 700 deceased farmers.
BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni sought a timeline from the government for withdrawal of cases against the farmers. (File photo)
BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni sought a timeline from the government for withdrawal of cases against the farmers. (File photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 02:30 PM IST
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What next of farmers' protests? SKM to decide future course of action today

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, to withdraw the three contentious laws will be introduced in Parliament on the opening day of the winter session on Monday. 
The farmers' unions, led by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), will take a call on the future course of action for the movement on Saturday. (Photo via @Rakesh.Tikait on Koo)
The farmers' unions, led by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), will take a call on the future course of action for the movement on Saturday. (Photo via @Rakesh.Tikait on Koo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 07:55 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Tie him down here…’: Tikait's veiled jibe at ‘unbridled bull’ Asaduddin Owaisi

  • Taking a veiled jibe at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Tikait warned a farmers’ gathering in Hyderabad about an “unbridled bull” who “helps BJP the most”.
BKU president Rakesh Tikait and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(ANI)
BKU president Rakesh Tikait and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(ANI)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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500 farmers will reach Delhi on Nov 29: Tikait

  • “On November 29, 500 farmers will go to Delhi on 30 tractors. The details will be provided after a meeting on November 26, which will be marked as the first anniversary of our protest,” Tikait said at a rally in Ghaziabad.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Rakesh Tikait.(HT_PRINT)
Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Rakesh Tikait.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:09 AM IST
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Farm laws to be repealed, but what's next for farmers? Key points from SKM meet

As the central government has agreed to withdraw the three farm laws, the farmer unions have shifted their focus on minimum support price (MSP), demanding a law on it.
New Delhi: Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal addresses the media on the repeal of the three farm laws at the Singhu border in New Delhi. (PTI / File Photo)
New Delhi: Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal addresses the media on the repeal of the three farm laws at the Singhu border in New Delhi. (PTI / File Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress says Centre will have to 'remove' farm laws like Ghazipur barricade

The Delhi Police announced on Thursday that the blockades will be removed from the borders, following an order by the Supreme Court on October 21 stating that while the farmers have every right to protest, roads should not be indefinitely blocked for the purpose.
Police personnel supervises the removal of barbed wire from barricades at the Ghazipur border on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Amit Sharma)
Police personnel supervises the removal of barbed wire from barricades at the Ghazipur border on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Amit Sharma)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Farmers in Haryana hold protest over short supply of DAP fertiliser

  • Farmers held a protest at Hansi, with one of the protesters sitting on an indefinite fast over alleged shortage of the DAP. In Charkhi Dadri and Shahabad in Kurukshetra, long queues were witnessed on Monday as farmers waited for hours to purchase the fertiliser.
Earlier on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held a meeting to review the availability and demand of DAP. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Earlier on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held a meeting to review the availability and demand of DAP. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bharatiya Kisan Union announces revamped Uttar Pradesh unit 

The Muzaffarnagar-headquartered influential farmers' outfit had on July 12 dissolved all its units in Uttar Pradesh, BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said.
The BKU, led by national president Naresh Tikait, is a part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the stir against the central laws enacted last year.(ANI)
The BKU, led by national president Naresh Tikait, is a part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the stir against the central laws enacted last year.(ANI)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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After rail roko, Tikait says will continue such protests till Teni resigns

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said Union minister Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ will “influence the investigation” into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and try to “save himself”.
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni cannot “roam out in the open.” (ANI Photo)
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni cannot “roam out in the open.” (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:44 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bandh in Bharat brings chaos to Capital’s doors

Transport and businesses within Delhi were unaffected, but interstate and intercity connections were hit, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, where people sat in protests at national highways and railway lines.
Massive traffic on Delhi- Gurugram expressway at Gurugram-Delhi border as vehicles entering the national capital are being checked by Delhi Police and paramilitary jawans, in wake of Bharat Bandh called by farmer organizations, in Gurugram.(ANI)
Massive traffic on Delhi- Gurugram expressway at Gurugram-Delhi border as vehicles entering the national capital are being checked by Delhi Police and paramilitary jawans, in wake of Bharat Bandh called by farmer organizations, in Gurugram.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 03:15 AM IST
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‘It’s OK if public inconvenienced for one day’: Rakesh Tikait on Bharat Bandh

Earlier in the day, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait took to Twitter to apologise to the public for facing problems due to the Bharat Bandh, adding that the farmers have been providing commuters with tea, water and milk.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Solution to farmers' protest only through dialogue, says Rakesh Tikait

As protesting farmers observed 10-hour long Bharat Bandh today to protest against the Centre's three agri laws, BKU national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that solution to the ongoing protest can only be reached through dialogue. 
Farmers Leader Rakesh Tikait along with farmers shout slogans during a demonstration at the protest venue in Gazipur Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in New Delhi, on Monday, September 27, 2021. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Farmers Leader Rakesh Tikait along with farmers shout slogans during a demonstration at the protest venue in Gazipur Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in New Delhi, on Monday, September 27, 2021. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 07:04 PM IST
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‘Please focus on our concern’: Rakesh Tikait tweets to US President Biden

Rakesh Tikait's tweet comes ahead of PM Modi's bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday evening.
Rakesh Tikait talked about the farmers' protest in his tweet. (ANI File Photo)
Rakesh Tikait talked about the farmers' protest in his tweet. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 01:25 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

BJP to hold parallel meet with ‘real’ farmers in Lucknow today

The anti-farm law protesters, on the other hand, allege that a “nexus” is operating between the central government and corporates to “rob” the farmers of their rights.
The BJP move to hold a parallel meeting comes in the backdrop of an agitation by a section of farmers against the central government’s three new farm laws. (Representational Image)
The BJP move to hold a parallel meeting comes in the backdrop of an agitation by a section of farmers against the central government’s three new farm laws. (Representational Image)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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Farmers march on Karnal mini-secretariat after talks with dist officials fail

The union leaders urged the farmers not to enter into any confrontation with security forces on their way to the mini-secretariat in Karnal to protest against police action.
Farmers attend a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Karnal on Tuesday. (ANI)
Farmers attend a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Karnal on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 06:48 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Rakesh Tikait asks for 'impartial' probe on R-Day violence

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said that the incident of violence on Republic Day this year needs an
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said that the incident of violence on Republic Day this year needs an "impartial investigation"(ANI Photo )
Published on Jul 10, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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Farmers demand release of fellow protesters, camp outside Haryana police station

Ravi Azad and Vikas Sisar were arrested on June 1 following their demonstration against the JJP leader Devendra S Babli.
Image courtesy: HT Photo
Image courtesy: HT Photo
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ready to resume talks with Centre over farm laws: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

"When the government wants to talk, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will talk,” Tikait said, asserting that it has to be about repealing the Centre's new farm laws.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 24, 2021 06:52 AM IST
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Rakesh Tikait claims BJP's youth wing responsible for attack on convoy

"The Centre is responsible, who else can it be? It's their (BJP's) youth wing. They were saying, "Rakesh Tikait, Go Back". Where should I go? They hurled stones, used lathis," said Rakesh Tikait.
"We are farmers, we are not a political party," Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said.(File Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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ANI | , Ghazipur

Turn Bengaluru into Delhi, gherao city from all sides, Tikait tells farmers

He also said that the farmers needed to raise their voices against the privatisation of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait addresses a rally in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait addresses a rally in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2021 07:52 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Central government is run by businessmen cashing in on people's hunger: Tikait

"A new business to cash in on hunger has started. Humans get hungry two times a day, 700 times a year. When the food grains will be in their control, they will start the hunger business," Tikait said.
Rakesh Tikait asked people to come out and protest at the district level to get the new laws repealed (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Rakesh Tikait asked people to come out and protest at the district level to get the new laws repealed (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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PTI | , Rewa

1 village, 1 tractor, 15 men and 10 days: Tikait's formula for farmers' protest

The farmers have been sitting at various borders near national capital Delhi since November 26 with the demand that the three central farm laws must be repealed.
Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait attends a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', in Saharanpur district on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait attends a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', in Saharanpur district on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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Keep tractors ready as you may have to reach Delhi anytime: Rakesh Tikait

"This is my appeal to farmers that they should continue to work in their fields and also keep their tractors ready with their tanks full of oil as they may have to come to Delhi anytime," Rakesh Tikait said.
Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)
Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 06:54 PM IST
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ANI | , Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Highlights: False narrative that farmers will lose land: Union minister

Rakesh Tikait, leader and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers would gherao Parliament, if the Central government does not repeal the three laws, during his address to a Kisan Panchayat in Sikar, Rajasthan.
Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers at a demonstration site in Singhu Border, New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 12:03 AM IST
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'We will harvest as well as protest': Tikait, vows to continue farm laws stir

In the latet bid to intensify their protests, the farmers have given a call for 'rail roko' on Thursday.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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By | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi

Farm stir Highlights: Delhi police has led by example, says Union minister

Disha Ravi's arrest has given the protest against the three farm laws a fresh turn.
Farmers during their agitation against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi(PTI)
Farmers during their agitation against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 11:40 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Playing by own rules, Rakesh Tikait propels farm protests into UP

Instead, Rakesh Tikait, a beefy leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), an influential farmers’ organisation, has managed to re-energise the protests and entrenched them in a new avatar in his home turf, the politically crucial sugarcane belt of western Uttar Pradesh.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.(PTI)
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.(PTI)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 01:39 AM IST
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