Anant Geete
Member of Shiv Sena's National Executive
Assumed office
January 23, 2018
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPraful Patel
Succeeded byArvind Sawant
Minister of Power
In office
26 August 2002 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded bySuresh Prabhu
Succeeded byP. M. Sayeed
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded bySunil Tatkare
In office
Preceded byGovindrao Nikam
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1951-06-02) 2 June 1951 (age 72)
Political partyShiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)
As of May, 2014
Source: [1]

Anant Gangaram Geete (born 2 June 1951) is an Indian politician and was the Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises during 2014 - 2019 in Narendra Modi cabinet. He is also a former Union Cabinet Minister for Power (Aug 2002 to May 2004). He is a member of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) political party in Maharashtra, India.[1]

He was elected six times to the Lok Sabha. In the 2009 general election, he defeated the then sitting MP and former Cabinet Minister A.R.Antulay, by a margin of 145,000 votes to win from the Raigad, Maharashtra. In the 2014 general election, he held his seat in Raigad by a margin of 2,110 votes over nearest rival, Sunil Tatkare who was then the Minister for Water Resources in Maharashtra but lost it in 2019 by a margin of 31,740 votes. He has earlier represented the Ratnagiri constituency in Maharashtra for four terms from 11th Lok Sabha to 14th Lok Sabha.

Early life

He was born in Tisangi, a village in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.

Political career

Positions held in public life

1985–92 Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Mumbai
1990–92 Chairman, Standing Committee on Municipal Corporation Mumbai
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha from Ratnagiri (1st term).

Chief Whip, Shiv Sena Parliamentary party

1996–98 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998–99 Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-III.

Member Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resouirce Development

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term).

Leader, Shiv Sena Parliamentary Party

1999–2000 Chairman, Committee on Urban and Rural Development. Member, Business Advisory Committee.

Member, General Purposes Committee. Member, Railway Convention Committee.

1999–2001 Member, Committee on Estimates
2000–2002 Member, Consultative Committee. Ministry of Civil Aviation
Jul–Aug 2002 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Banking and Expenditure
Aug 2002 – May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Power
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Member, General Purposes Committee. Chairman, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers
Member, Committee on Petitions

Aug 2007 onwards Chairman, Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)

Leader, Shiv Sena Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

23 Sep 2009 Chairman, Committee on Petitions

Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution. Member, Business Advisory Committee

Member, Konkan Railway Users' Consultative Committee
2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
28 May 2014 Union Cabinet Minister, Heavy Industries & Public Sector Enterprises
2018 Appointed as Leader of Shiv Sena Party[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Political Career of Anant Geete".
  2. ^ "एकनाथ शिंदे, आनंदराव अडसूळ, अनंत गीते, चंद्रकांत खैरे, आदित्य ठाकरे यांची सेनेच्या नेतेपदी वर्णी".
Lok Sabha Preceded byGovindrao Nikam Member of Parliamentfor Ratnagiri 1996 – 2009 Succeeded byNilesh RaneConstituency merged with Ratnagiri–Sindhudurg Preceded byA. R. AntulayConstituency created from Kolaba Member of Parliamentfor Raigad 2009 – Present Succeeded byIncumbent Political offices Preceded bySuresh Prabhu Minister of Power 26 August 2002 – 21 May 2004 Succeeded bySushilkumar Shinde Preceded byPraful Patel Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 26 May 2014 – Present Succeeded byIncumbent Party political offices Preceded byHimself Leader of the Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha 2014–2023 Succeeded byRahul Shewale