Eknath Khadse

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Eaknath Ganpatrao Khadse
एकनाथ गणपत खडसे
Revenue, Agriculture minister of Maharashtra (31 October 2014 to 2016)
In office
2014–2016
Preceded byBalasaheb Thorat
Succeeded byChandrakant Bacchu Patil
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
for Muktainagar (1989 -2019)
In office
1989–2019
In office
31 October 2014 – 2016
Personal details
Born (1952-09-02) 2 September 1952 (age 67)
Muktainagar, Bombay State, India
Nationality Indian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party [BJP]
Spouse(s)Mandakini Khadse
ChildrenNikhil Khadse (son))
Sharda Chaudhari (daughter)
Rohini Khadse-Khewalkar (daughter)
ResidenceAt-Kothadi, Tal-Muktainagar, Dist - Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Portfolio
  • Ex.Irrigation minister (1997-1999)
  • Ex.Revenue minister, Agriculture minister of Maharashtra (2014-2016)
Websitewww.nathabhau.com

Eaknath Ganpatrao Khadse (born 2 September 1952) is a politician and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra state.[1] He was Member of Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra from Muktainagar taluka.

He was Finance Minister, Agriculture minister of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2016.He is from North Maharashtra[2] He was leader of opposition in regime of Congress-NCP collation government Maharashtra around 2009. He had been in the BJP since the foundation of the party, then called Janta Party and has won six consecutive elections, representing the Muktainagar constituency of Jalgaon district until 2019. He served as a minister of various departments for the BJP government in the mid- to late 1990s and mid-2010s.[3][4]

Khadse was State Finance Minister and later additionally took on the responsibility as Agriculture Minister in the Shiv Sena–BJP government.

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He was one of the names considered for the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 2014 after Maharashtra assembly elections but senior leaders of BJP Devendra Fadanvis for the post.[6]

On 3 June 2016, Khadse resigned as Revenue Minister following allegations of corruption and misuse of office.[7]

In 2019 Maharashtra assembly polls : BJP dropped Eknath Khdase's name from candidate's list[8]

In 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election BJP did not gave ticket to Khadse Instead the party offered ticket to his daughter Rohini Khadse-Khevalkar. However she lost election by just 1987 votes against Shiv sena's Chandrakant Patil .he was independent candidate[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Eknath Khadse was born in village Kothali to Ganpat Khadse and Godavari bai Khadse.at Kothadi village (also known as Kothali) ; which is situated on the banks of the Purna River, in the Muktainagar tehsil (administrative unit) of Jalgaon district.He's from North Maharashtra. He is a Hindu Leva. He's son, Nikhil Khadse, committed suicide on 1 May 2013.[11] His daughter-in-law Raksha Khadse is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha from the Raver constituency.[12]

Political career[edit]

Khadse lost his first election when he contested for a seat on the Kothali village grampanchayat. Later he became sarpanch of Kothali village in 1987.In 1989, he was elected member of the legislative assembly (MLA) for the Muktainagar constituency.

He handled both finance and irrigation portfolios in the 1995–1999 Maharashtra state government led by the Shiv Sena–BJP alliance. Having served as MLA for six terms, Khadse was the senior most leader in the Maharashtra party, and was leader of the opposition from November 2009 to October 2014.

Khadse was in consideration for the Maharashtra chief minister post after the 2014 assembly elections.[13][11][14]

Hailing from Leva Patil community, Khadse had positioned himself as an OBC leader, especially after Gopinath Munde's demise while his clout in north Maharashtra was impressive.

Khadse was the leader of Opposition during the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party regime. He served as a cabinet minister in the first Shiv Sena-BJP government during 1995-99.

He was prominent figure for farmers in the state of Maharashtra.[15] He was elected as the opposition leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in November 2010.

Corruption charges and resignation[edit]

Khadse resigned on 3 June 2016 after allegations of impropriety surfaced against him in a land deal in Pune. Realtor Hemant Gavande leveled charges of land grabbing against him, alleging that Khadse had misused his position as the State Revenue Minister to illegally execute sales deeds for a three-acre (1.2 ha) industrial plot at Bhosari in Pune District in the names of his wife and son-in-law. Khadse has denied the allegations and termed them as a conspiracy against him hatched by political rivals.[16]

Positions[edit]

  • Sarpanch of Kothadi (1988 - 1989).
  • Member of Maharashtra legislative assembly for Muktainagar (1989 - 2019).
  • Minister for Higher and Technical Education (June 1995 to September 1995).
  • Minister for Finance and Planning (September 1995 to June 1997).
  • Minister for Irrigation and Command Area Development (June 1997 to October 1999).
  • Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (November 2009 to August 2014).
  • Minister of Revenue, Agriculture, State Excise of Maharashtra (October 2014 to June 2016).[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republic world, Digital desk (8 November 2019). "Make public whatever was decided between BJP-Sena: Fmr Maharashtra min". Republic world. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  2. ^ of Republic world, Digital desk (8 November 2019). "Make public whatever was decided between BJP-Sena: Fmr Maharashtra min". Republic World. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  3. ^ Khadse, Eknath Ganapat (4 June 2016). "Khadse's journey from village sarpach to minister". www.economictimes.com.
  4. ^ Khadse, Eaknath Ganpatrao (4 June 2016). "Economic times on journey of Eknath Khadse". www.economictimes.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Maharashtra'S Expectations". Sakaaltimes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Chandavarkar, Rohit (22 October 2014). "Maharashtra Assembly Polls 2014: Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar in the race of next Maharashtra chief minister". Economic Times. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse resigns after allegations of impropriety in land deal". 4 June 2016.
  8. ^ Saha, Poulomi (11 October 2019). "Maharashtra polls: Dropped from candidates lists, Eknath Khadse, Vinod Tawde feature as BJP star campaigners". India Today. Archived from the original on 11 October 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  9. ^ Srinavasan, Chandrashekhar (24 October 2019). "Maharashtra assembly election result : Rohini Khadse daughter of BJP leader Eknath Khdase loses in Muktainagar". NDTV. Archived from the original on 24 October 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Maharashtra polls: BJP drops Eknath Khadse, fields his daughter; Vinod Tawde also dropped". m.timesofindia.com. PTI. Archived from the original on 4 October 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Nikhil Khadse was depressed, complained of severe back pain". Mumbai Mirror. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  12. ^ "BJP changes Raver nominee". The Times of India. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  13. ^ "SHRI EKNATHRAO GANPASTRAO KHADSE". legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in/. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar in the race of next Maharashtra chief minister". The Economics Time. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse resigns after allegations of impropriety in land deal". The Indian Express. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Maharashtra: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis allots cabinet portfolios, keeps Home, Housing, Health with himself". DNA India. 2 November 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Narayan Rane
Cabinet Minister for Revenue, Excise and Minority Affairs
Government of Maharashtra

31 October 2014 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Balasaheb Thorat
Cabinet Minister for Agriculture
Government of Maharashtra

31 October 2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Jalgaon district
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Buldhana district
2014–present
Incumbent

Sources[edit]

  1. Maharashtra Assembly Polls 2014: Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar in the race of next Maharashtra chief minister