Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eknath Khadse - Biography - Maharashtra Politician - MLA

Eknath Khadse or Eknathrao Khadse was reelected as MLA from Muktainagar Assembly Constituency of Jalgaon District of Maharashtra State

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Date of Birth : 1st June, 1952
Birth Place : Kothali, Tal. Muktainagar, Dist.Jalgaon
Education B.Com

Shri. Eknath Khadse(MLA)
Tapi - Purna Sugar Factory Limited. 3, Krukshak Bhavan, Nr. District Court, Navi Peth, Jalgaon - 425306.
P.A : Shri. Yogesh Kolte
Mob.: 9422278978

Eknath Khadse credits his political work to the work that he has done in developing cooperative societies. The scope of his work in promoting cooperative can be gauged from the list of cooperative  societies he is associated with :

1978-1988 Chairman , Jaikisan Peek Sanrakshan Sahkari Sastha,Muktainagar
1980-90 Director , Muktai Audyogik Sahakari Sanstha , Muktainagar
1980-2005 Director , Vividh Karykari Sahkari Sanstha , Kothali
1980-1990 Chairman , Taluka Sahkari Kharedi Vikri Sangha , Muktainagar
1983-1995 Honoray Secretary , Edlabad Taluka Education Society , Muktainagar
1985-1990 Director , Bhusaval Peoples Sahkari Bank , Bhusaval
1983-1995 Chairman , Muktai Audyogeek Telbiya Utpadak Sahkari Sansha , Muktainagar
1985-1995 Director , Krushi Utpanna Bazar Samiti , Bodwad
1989-1995 Chairman , Muktai Credit Sahkari Sanstha , Muktainagar
1998- Founder Chairman , Muktai Sahkari Sut Girni , Muktainagar
1997- Present Director , Jalgaon Jilha Madhyavarti Sahkari Bank , Jalgaon
1982 Till Date Member , Muktainagar Taluka Education Society , Karyakari Mandal

Mr. Khadse is an active Member of BJP from an early age

1980-1985: BJP Taluka Vice President
1991-1995: District President, BJP, District- Jalgaon
1999-2004:General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh, BJP
2004 toTilldate:Member, All India BJP National Executive

Active in electoral politics also from an early age

Panchayat Samiti Member 1982-1990, Panchayat Samiti,

Gram Panchvat : Sarpanch 1984 - 1987, Gram Panchayat,

MLA Muktainagar-1990-95,1995-99,1999-2004, 2004-09, 2009 to till date

Experience as a minister in Maharashtra Government

1) June, 1995 to September, 1995 - - Minister for Higher and Technical Education
2)  September, 1995 to June, 1997 - - Minister for Finance and Planning
3) June, 1997 to October, 1999 - Minister for Irrigation and Command Area Development

From November, 2009 to Till date  Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

As expected,  BJP  emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra in the assembly elections.  Mr. Khadse became the Cabinet Minister for Revenue and Agriculture.

But he resigned on 4 June 2016 due to allegations of land purchase, demanding of bribe from Dr. Jadhav, ex-director of JBIMS by a person linked to him and also due to allegation that he had phone calls from Dawood. The investigation has to take place into these allegations.  accessed on 19 October 2014

Updated 4 June 2016.

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