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Eknath Khadse said Maharashtra and the entire country is watching what is going on. The case has been probed five times by different agencies.(HT file photo)

ED probe against him politically motivated, says NCP’s Eknath Khadse

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 12:45 AM IST
Khadse joined the NCP in October last year and has been facing investigation by the central agency since December 2020, two months after leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
NCP leader Eknath Khadse. (HT file)
NCP leader Eknath Khadse. (HT file)

ED arrests Eknath Khadse’s son-in-law in Pune land deal case

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 02:46 AM IST
ED has booked Chaudhary and Khadse, a former revenue minister of the state, and is probing alleged money laundering to the tune of 61.25 crore in the land deal.
Bombay high court.
Bombay high court.

Judiciary, agencies like CBI, ED should act independently: Bombay HC

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Khadse's counsel Aabad Ponda sought the court to grant the former state revenue minister interim protection from any coercive action.
Sanjay Raut sits after the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 28, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Sanjay Raut sits after the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 28, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

‘Not scared of anyone’: Sanjay Raut calls ED summons to wife ‘act of cowardice’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:00 PM IST
The central agency has summoned Raut’s wife in connection with the PMC Bank money laundering case on December 29. The summons for questioning has been issued to her under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.
Eknath Khadse joined the NCP on Friday in the presence of party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai(PTI)
Eknath Khadse joined the NCP on Friday in the presence of party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai(PTI)

Many want to leave BJP; party says Maharashtra government will collapse to stop them: Eknath Khadse

Mumbai | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Earlier this week, Khadse had announced his intention to join the NCP and alleged that he had suffered a lot in the BJP.
According to a proposal under consideration, housing minister Jitendra Awhad could be asked to resign and appointed him as the state NCP chief.(PTI)
According to a proposal under consideration, housing minister Jitendra Awhad could be asked to resign and appointed him as the state NCP chief.(PTI)

Former BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins NCP; will not be made Maharashtra minister

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:35 AM IST
Speaking on the occasion, Eknath Khadse issued a veiled threat to his former colleagues, saying he would expose those who have made illegal land deals.
Former BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of the party chief Sharad Pawar and party leader Anil Deshmukh, at NCP office in Mumbai, Friday, October 23, 2020.(PTI)
Former BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of the party chief Sharad Pawar and party leader Anil Deshmukh, at NCP office in Mumbai, Friday, October 23, 2020.(PTI)

Ajit Pawar welcomes ex-BJP leader Khadse in NCP

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s comments came amid media reports that his absence at a party event to induct Khadse indicated he was unhappy over the development.
The newly-inducted NCP member Eknath Khadse(PTI photo)
The newly-inducted NCP member Eknath Khadse(PTI photo)

Sacrificed my life for BJP, now will work for NCP with full strength, says Eknath Khadse as he joins Sharad Pawar’s party

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:43 PM IST
After his resignation, Khadse had accused former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis of “trying to destroy his life and political career”.
Eknath Khadse.(Hindustan Times)
Eknath Khadse.(Hindustan Times)

Eknath Khadse who moves from BJP to NCP, says 10 more Maharashtra MLAs in touch with him

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Eknath Khadse was a prominent leader of the BJP from north Maharashtra and enjoys a significant hold in the region. He quit BJP on Wednesday.
Khadse had been sulking since his unceremonious exit from Fadnavis government in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo)
Khadse had been sulking since his unceremonious exit from Fadnavis government in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo)

Eknath Khadse, who quit BJP days ago, to join NCP on Friday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST
In his resignation letter sent to Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday, Khadse said that he is resigning from the party due to “personal reasons”. Patil later said that Khadse’s resignation has been accepted.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut sympahises with Eknath Khadse who severed his decades-long ties with the BJP.(PTI)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut sympahises with Eknath Khadse who severed his decades-long ties with the BJP.(PTI)

There must be big reason behind his decision: Sanjay Raut on Eknath Khadse quitting BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:07 AM IST
The veteran leader who was with the BJP since 1987 clarified that Devendra Fadnavis was responsible for “destroying his life”.
Bihar BJP Incharge Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference ahead of Bihar assembly elections at Hotel Chanakya in Patna October 16, 2020.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Bihar BJP Incharge Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference ahead of Bihar assembly elections at Hotel Chanakya in Patna October 16, 2020.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis calls Eknath Khadse’s allegations against him ‘half truth’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 07:44 AM IST
Eknath Khadse, who was also denied an election ticket in the state assembly elections held last year, said he had nothing against the central or state BJP leadership but Devendra Fadnavis.
Eknath Khadse.(Hindustan Times)
Eknath Khadse.(Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra leader Eknath Khadse quits: NCP’s gain, but is it BJP’s loss?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shailesh Gaikwad, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Eknath Khadse, who comes from Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra, was one of the prominent leaders of the BJP in the state.
Thackeray also said that he is ready to “welcome” Khadse in the family of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which comprises of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).(HT file photo)
Thackeray also said that he is ready to “welcome” Khadse in the family of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which comprises of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).(HT file photo)

‘BJP should think why its foundation stones are coming off’: Uddhav Thackeray on Khadse’s resignation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:17 PM IST
“When someone like Eknathji Khadse, who expanded the BJP’s base, leaves the party, then the BJP should think why its foundation stones are coming off when it is reaching the pinnacle of success,” the chief minister said about his party’s former ally.
Eknath Khadse.(HT Archive)
Eknath Khadse.(HT Archive)

Maharashtra: Khadse quits BJP, blaming Devendra Fadnavis for the decision; to join NCP

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Several other BJP MLAs and leaders, who are Khadse’s supporters, want to join the NCP. However, a decision on their induction is yet to be taken, said state NCP chief Jayant Patil
It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)
It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)

Fadnavis and the rumblings within Maharashtra BJP

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Last week saw something that the BJP in Maharashtra had not witnessed in a long time: Two senior party leaders openly expressing their unhappiness with the state of the affairs in the party.
BJP leader Eknath Khadse leaves after meeting with party leader Pankaja Munde at her residence in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
BJP leader Eknath Khadse leaves after meeting with party leader Pankaja Munde at her residence in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Analysis: As Maharashtra BJP gets ready to sit in Opposition, internal rumblings break out within the state unit

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 01:10 PM IST
This churn is to be expected as there is disappointment within the party for losing out a state like Maharashtra, a BJP leader said.
All eyes are on the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja, as she holds a mega rally in Beed, Marathwada on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
All eyes are on the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja, as she holds a mega rally in Beed, Marathwada on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

The fight within the BJP: All eyes on Pankaja Munde’s rally today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Pankaja Munde has been missing from the party’s core committee as well as division-level meetings and admitted as much on Wednesday, saying no important decisions were going to be taken at these meetings.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019.(ANI)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019.(ANI)

Day after meeting Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra BJP leader Eknath Khadse calls on CM Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST
There has been speculation that Maharashtra BJP?leader Eknath Khadse, who is upset with his party for being sidelined, may quit the party and is in talks with both the NCP and Sena for an alternative.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday.(ANI photo)

Upset with few party leaders, BJP’s Eknath Khadse meets Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 12:03 AM IST
Earlier today, Khadse had said that he has audio and video evidence against party cadres who worked against the party during the recent Maharashtra Assembly elections.
Eknath Khadse met Sharad Pawar on Monday(Hindustan Times)
Eknath Khadse met Sharad Pawar on Monday(Hindustan Times)

Sulking Eknath Khadse meets Sharad Pawar, triggers talk of move to NCP

Hindustan times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The two held a closed-door meeting for around half-an-hour at Pawar’s residence. It is not clear what transpired at the meeting, but it has raised speculation that Khadse is considering NCP as an alternative.
Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.(HT Photo)
Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.(HT Photo)

Will be forced to take different step if BJP ignores me: Eknath Khadse

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
Khadse’s statement comes amid speculations that he is in touch with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders. Khadse, however, has refused to comment on the matter.
Khadse expressed his disapproval of Fadnavis’s decision to align with Ajit Pawar.(Hindustan Times)
Khadse expressed his disapproval of Fadnavis’s decision to align with Ajit Pawar.(Hindustan Times)

BJP ignored senior leaders, says Eknath Khadse

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:21 AM IST
Khadse, Mehta, Bawankule and Tawde were ministers and legislators in the previous BJP-led government, who were not given a ticket by the party in the 2019 elections.
BJP leaders Eknath Khadse and Devendra Fadnavis announced that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had come to an end.(Kunal Patil/ HT Photo)
BJP leaders Eknath Khadse and Devendra Fadnavis announced that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had come to an end.(Kunal Patil/ HT Photo)

Ajit Pawar faces allegations, should not have allied with him: BJP leader Eknath Khadse

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Eknath Khadse, who is known to be a political rival of Devendra Fadnavis, pointed at the allegations of corruption, especially in the irrigation scam, against Ajit Pawar.
knath Khadse has refuted media reports doing rounds that he is considering joining the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).(HT Photo)
knath Khadse has refuted media reports doing rounds that he is considering joining the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).(HT Photo)

Sharad Pawar spreading ‘false statements’ of me fighting on NCP ticket: BJP’s Eknath Khadse

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 01:35 PM IST
Pawar had said that the seven-time MLA Khadse was in touch with him and could defect from the BJP to join ranks with the NCP.
The party has repeated around 52 of its sitting legislators and included 12 women candidates in the list. Majority of the turncoats, who joined the BJP ahead of the polls from the Opposition have been given tickets.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The party has repeated around 52 of its sitting legislators and included 12 women candidates in the list. Majority of the turncoats, who joined the BJP ahead of the polls from the Opposition have been given tickets.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

In BJP’s candidate list for Maharashtra polls, tickets for turncoats

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 06:40 AM IST
It is not clear whether these senior leaders have been dropped on performance parameters or if they will be included in the next list.
“There were differences among leaders, but we have resolved them. We do not see problem in winning Jalgaon too,” said Eknath Khadse.(AFP)
“There were differences among leaders, but we have resolved them. We do not see problem in winning Jalgaon too,” said Eknath Khadse.(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Raver seems safe, but will infighting cost BJP in Jalgaon?

Hindustan Times, Jalgaon | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 07:11 AM IST
Jalgaon district has seen many controversies and scams over the past few decades — a sex scandal in the late 1990s, arrest of SIMI workers a decade ago, arrest of two former ministers in a housing scam and most recently, a corruption case related to airport land
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

‘Jinxed’ official bungalow in south Mumbai scares away ministers

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 10:57 AM IST
A perceived jinx is scaring ministers from moving into a sprawling, sea-facing bungalow in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of south Mumbai — even two years after its previous occupant, former revenue minister Eknath Khadse, vacated it.
According to the Congress, the Fadnavis-led BJP government helped a builder illegally acquire 24 acres of Cidco-owned land in Kharghar.(HT File Photo)
According to the Congress, the Fadnavis-led BJP government helped a builder illegally acquire 24 acres of Cidco-owned land in Kharghar.(HT File Photo)

Navi Mumbai land deal: Sena tells CM to come clean, BJP’s Lad files suit against Congress leaders

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Shiv Sena slams CM Devendra Fadnavis on Kharghar deal in its ‘Saamana’ editorial, following allegations made by Congress earlier this week.
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