Anant Geete, (63)
Constituency: Raigad (Maharashtra)
Ministry: Heavy Industries
A Bal Thackeray aide, Geete has participated in all Sena agitations. In 1996, he snatched the Raigad seat from Congress veteran AR Antulay. Geete was first appointed MoS, finance, in 2002 and later elevated to cabinet rank with the power portfolio. The reticent Sena leader began his political innings as corporator in the ’80s from Santa Cruz.
Did his best to keep the Sena’s saffron flag flying in the wake of Narayan Rane’s 2005 rebellion. Geete is known in the Sena as the Man in White, not a single hair out of place. As leader of Sena’s parliamentary party , he’s expected to bring development projects to the backward Konkan region and secure clearances for Navi Mumbai airport.