Shri Eknath Khadse is a popular leader of masses and has been chosen by the people from Muktainagar (formerly known as Edlabad) for continuous five consecutive terms in Vidhan Sabha since 1995.
He had taken various issues of Maharashtra and specifically some of the burning topic of Maharashtra to the assembly. He stands out in assembly session by his speech. He is prominent figure for farmer's issues.
As a Minister for Irrigation during 1997 to 1999 he sanctioned important irrigation projects all over Maharashtra and completed the incomplete ones. He also gave momentum to the irrigation projects under Krishna Valley Development Corporation. Most importantly ,he took the progressive decision of "rehabilitation first and irrigation project later."He established Tapi Valley Development Corporation for North Maharashtra and completed projects worth Rs. 5000 cores, thus fulfilling the long pending backlog of Khandesh, during this tenure . He sanctioned lift irrigation projects worth Rs. 2500 cores for the district of Muktainagar and gave impetus to these projects.