Rakesh Tikait has contested elections twice, was once a constable in Delhi Police!
Rakesh Tikait has contested elections twice, was once a constable in Delhi Police!

New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, who came into the limelight with the agitation against the three farm laws brought by the central government, is in the headlines again due to the performance of wrestlers in this time. Tikait has extended support to the wrestlers and their demands and has mobilised khap panchayats across western Uttar Pradesh. However, very few people know that the current Khap leader Rakesh Tikait has also tried his luck in politics and has also contested elections twice. Not only this, along with being a farmer leader, BKU spokesperson, khap leader, Rakesh Tikait is also a veteran businessman. Tikait's assets are spread across more than a dozen cities across 4 states in India. According to a report, Rakesh's net worth has increased tremendously by more than 10 times since 2014.

According to media reports, Rakesh Tikait's properties are located in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and the national capital Delhi. Where many types of their businesses run. Rakesh Tikait also has a petrol pump, from where he earns a lot of money. Rakesh Tikait also runs brick kilns in western UP. This is also their big business. Apart from this, farmer leaders also own many businesses like tikait, showroom etc. At the same time, he also has a lot of land for farming in western UP.

Rakesh Tikait, who was once a constable in the Delhi Police, suddenly quit  his job in 1992 after working at the airport for 6-7 years.

Rakesh Tikait has also had a political career. He contested the UP Assembly elections in 2007 as an Independent candidate and the 2014 Lok Sabha elections for the second time on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket. But, in both, he had to face a crushing defeat. According to the 2014 election affidavit, Rakesh Tikait had shown assets worth over Rs 4.25 crore. Current reports say that Tikait's assets are currently around 80 crores, which means that his net worth has seen a 10-fold increase since 2014.

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