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Episode 1588 October 7, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: How farm leader Rakesh Tikait became a saviour for the UP govt

After the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, around twenty-five thousand farmers had gathered at the site of the violence, and they had been extremely angry. Many were allegedly carrying swords, sticks and licensed guns. But the state government somehow managed to disperse them, without letting the situation escalate. How did it manage to do that? The answer is Rakesh Tikait.

In this episode, Bhupendra Pandey, Indian Express’ resident editor from Lucknow, talks about how the prominent farm leader and spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) was roped in by the UP government, and how he managed to become a saviour for them.


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Lakhimpur Kheri: How farm leader Rakesh Tikait became a saviour for the UP govtAfter the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, around twenty-five thousand farmers had gathered at the site of the violence, and they had been extremely angry. Many were allegedly carrying swords, sticks and licensed guns. But the state government somehow managed to disperse them, without letting the situation escalate. How did it manage to do that? The answer is Rakesh Tikait. In this episode, Bhupendra Pandey, Indian Express’ resident editor from Lucknow, talks about how the prominent farm leader and spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) was roped in by the UP government, and how he managed to become a saviour for them. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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