This was also perhaps the last chance for the Bihar BJP’s tallest leader to get some kind of reward for his long stint in politics and more importantly providing counter to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
Sources said the decision to replace Modi — who had reportedly been assured a berth in the Upper House — was taken in the “last moments” and came as a surprise
The senior BJP leader also claimed that the case being handed over to the CBI following demands made by the family showed that people had no faith in the state police.
Vajpayee used to stay at Choubey’s house during his visits to the state and the Choubey-Vajpayee camaraderie used to be the talk of Bihar politics in the 1990s.
The list included former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, state BJP president Mangal Pandey and Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Dr Prem Kumar. “We have also appealed to other party MLAs to voluntarily return their gifts,” said Prem Kumar.
“Lakhs of school teachers (are) without salary for last four months. Prem Kumar, Mangal Pandey and myself will return gifts like micro oven back to govt.”
“For votes, Lalu and Nitish can put the entire country at risk…what to talk of Bihar only,” the BJP leader said in an attack on the secular alliance leaders.
Senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that the PM had saved the lives of thousands of cows by stopping their smuggling.
Today, it is under Shah’s strategic guidance that Sushil Modi is leading the Bihar election. The Bihar BJP leader gave this interview in Patna.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday charged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of ‘misleading’ people of the poll-bound state by indulging in ‘letter war’ over the PM’s package.
Bihar’s BJP chief Sushil Kumar tells Appu Esthose Suresh that the major reason for the rise in number of communal incidents in Bihar is a lack of governance.
Last week, Minister Singh had made the allegations against Modi’s wife after his daughter was forced to resign from the post of librarian at Patna’s Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences.
Modi said the Nitish Kumar government had been making baseless allegations against his wife Jessy George out of political ill-will.
Sushil Kumar Modi, former Bihar deputy CM, assesses the BJP’s poll prospects and writes off rivals in this interview to Santosh Singh.
Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that Nitish Kumar after meeting the Governor on February 9 had claimed majority.