Mahendra Singh Tikait - Bhartiya Kisan Union(BKU) President

Mahendra Singh Tikait is a popular Indian leader of farmer's from Western Uttar Pradesh in India. He was born in 1935 at village Sisauli in Muzaffarnagar District of Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a Jat of Raghuvanshi gotra. He is Choudhary of Balyan Khap.
He is a farmer leader and President of Bharatiya Kisan Union(BKU). He has led a number of mass Kisan movements against the state and central governments in India to support the rights of the farmers. He lead many international delegations with him around the globe.[citation needed]The character of Kisan movements since the 1970s has been a matter of considerable debate. Bhartiya Kisan Union(BKU)works in close cooperations with international organizations like La Via Campesina,Farmers Coordination Committee India etc. The BKU received national attention in 1988,when its supporters organised a virtual siege in Meerut in pursuit of higher prices for Sugarcane, cancellation of loans and lowering of water and electricity rates

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