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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 (SS) political party in Maharashtra, India.[1]

Anant Geete
Anant Geete in April 2017.jpg
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enter
In office
26 May 2014 – 24 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPraful Patel
Succeeded byArvind Sawant
Leader of Shiv Sena Party
Assumed office
January 23, 2018
Minister of Power
In office
26 August 2002 – 21 May 2004
Preceded bySuresh Prabhu
Succeeded bySushilkumar Shinde
Member of Parliament
In office
1996–2009
Preceded byGovindrao Nikam
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyRatnagiri
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2019
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded bySunil Tatkare
ConstituencyRaigad
Personal details
Born (1951-06-02) 2 June 1951 (age 68)
Bombay, Bombay State
(now Mumbai, Maharashtra)
NationalityIndian
Political partyShiv Sena
Spouse(s)Ashwinee
ResidenceMumbai
As of May, 2014
Source: [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.

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Early lifeEdit

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

Political careerEdit

Positions held in Public lifeEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Political Career of Anant Geete".
  2. ^ "एकनाथ शिंदे, आनंदराव अडसूळ, अनंत गीते, चंद्रकांत खैरे, आदित्य ठाकरे यांची सेनेच्या नेतेपदी वर्णी".

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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Govindrao Nikam
Member of Parliament
for Ratnagiri

1996 – 2009
Succeeded by
Nilesh Rane
Constituency merged with Ratnagiri–Sindhudurg
Preceded by
A. R. Antulay
Constituency created from Kolaba
Member of Parliament
for Raigad

2009 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Power
26 August 2002 – 21 May 2004
Succeeded by
Sushilkumar Shinde
Preceded by
Praful Patel
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
26 May 2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Anant Geete
Leader of the Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha
2014–present
Incumbent