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Jalgaon district
Jalgaon district
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°3′8″N 76°3′18″E / 21.05222°N 76.05500°E / 21.05222; 76.05500Coordinates: 21°3′8″N 76°3′18″E / 21.05222°N 76.05500°E / 21.05222; 76.05500
Named forMuktabai
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyMuktainagar Municipal Council
243 m (797 ft)
 • Total23,970
 • Density258/km2 (670/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-02583
Vehicle registrationMH-19
Lok Sabha constituencyRaver
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMuktainagar

Muktainagar (formerly known as Edlabad) is a small town situated near the National Highway 53 (Asian Highway 46), in Jalgaon district near the northern border of Maharashtra State, India. Muktainagar is located in the Khandesh region of North Maharashtra.


Muktainagar is in the north of Maharashtra. Its weather is similar to the rest of Maharashtra. Muktainagar has three main seasons: the rainy season, summer, and winter. Summer is extremely hot, with temperatures rising to up to 45°C in Muktainagar.


Muktainagar is one of 15 tehsils in the Jalgaon district (formerly known as East Khandesh) and is in the Bhusawal subdivision for administrative purposes. It recorded a population of 60,853 in the 2017 census. Muktainagar town is the administrative center of Muktainagar taluka,[1] and contains a police station, a government hospital and the panchayat samiti offices.


According to the 2011 Census of India Muktainagar contained 5,352 households and a population of 23,970, of which 12,433 were males and 11,537 females.[1] The population of children aged 0–6 was 3,201, making up 13.35% of the total population of the village. The sex ratio of Muktainagar village is 928 which is close to the Maharashtra state average of 929. The child sex ratio is 820, lower than the Maharashtra average of 894.

Muktainagar village has a high literacy rate compared to Maharashtra; in 2011, the literacy rate of Muktainagar village was 84.41% compared to 82.34% in Maharashtra. In Muktainagar male literacy stands at 88.86% and female literacy at 79.70%.

Members of scheduled castes (SC) constituted 10.75% of the population of Muktainagar village, while scheduled tribes (ST) made up 5.25%.[1]


The Indian National Congress (INC) has dominated Muktainagar politics since India's independence. Former president of India Pratibha Patil started her political career in Muktainagar in the early 1960s.[2]

The former revenue minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Khadse, has been the MLA representative from Muktainagar since 1989. He was an opposition leader from 2009 to 2014.[3] Khadse was Patbandhare Mantri in the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Maharashtra Government around 2000. His daughter-in-law Raksha Khadse is also a well-known member of Parliament who came from Muktainagar.[3]

Shiv Sena party fielded Chandrakant Patil against the BJP in the 2014 assembly election.

Election results[edit]

2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election: Muktainagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Eknathrao Ganpatrao Khadse 85,657 46.68 −4.24
Shiv Sena Chandrakant Nimbaji Patil 75,949 41.39 +41.39
NCP Arun Pandurang Patil 6,499 3.55 −36.45
INC Yogendrasing Bhagwan Patil 4,495 2.45 +2.45
BSP Suresh Shivram Thakare 2,895 1.58 +1.58
NOTA None of the above 2,264 1.24 +1.24
Margin of victory 9,708 5.29 −5.63
Turnout 1,83,527 69.47 −4.71
BJP gain from INC Swing
General Election, 2009: Muktainagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Eknath Khadse 85,708 50.92
NCP Adv. Ravindra Patil 67,319 40.00
MNS Dr. Jagdish Patil 5,786 3.44
Majority 18,389 10.92
Turnout 1,68,332 74.23
BJP hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Census of India: Search Details". Census of India 2011. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Rise and fall of former BJP minister Eknath Khadse". The Economic Times. 5 June 2016.

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