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Sushil Kumar Modi

Sushil Kumar Modi is the deputy chief minister of Bihar and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). Previously he held the office of deputy chief minister and finance minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2013. Born in January 1952, Modi has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since his early years. Modi's political career began while he was in college and was general secretary of the student's union in 1973. During the early days of his political career, Modi was part of the student's movement in Bihar in 1974 and was also arrested five times during the Emergency. Modi also played an active role in mobilising school students during the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Modi's active role in Indian politics began in 1990 when he contested from the Patna Central Assembly and won. He was leader of opposition of the State Assembly from 1996 to 2004. In 2004 he also won a seat in the Lok Sabha from Bhagalpur constituency. When in 2005 BJP came to power in Bihar, Modi was made the leader of the Bihar BJP legislative party.


RS flags online gaming issue, Chair asks govt to take note

December 04, 2021 1:13 am

Sushil Kumar Modi said that “online gaming has become a big problem for the youngsters in this country” as “crores of youngsters” have become addicted to it.

As BJP, Nitish differ on population policy, Sushil Modi asks NDA to sit, deliberate

July 15, 2021 3:00 am

While the Rajya Sabha MP did not name any leader, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Monday said that education and awareness, and not legislation alone, can help control population.

Sushil Modi interview: 'Google is depriving traditional media of its revenue share'

March 18, 2021 12:01 pm

BJP Rajya Sabha Member Sushil Modi speaks to The Indian Express about getting tech giants like Google and Facebook to compensate traditional media for using their content.

Sushil Modi files nominations for Bihar Rajya Sabha by-poll

December 02, 2020 4:16 pm

Sushil Kumar Modi filed his nomination papers at the Vidhan Sabha secretariat in presence of a host of leaders of the ruling NDA, most notable being Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

BJP names Sushil Kumar Modi as candidate for Ram Vilas Paswan's Rajya Sabha seat

November 27, 2020 9:46 pm

Besides Sushil Kumar Modi, who was replaced as Deputy Chief Minister in the new Bihar Cabinet, some other names doing the rounds were of BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and Rituraj Sinha.

Lalu Yadav trying to poach NDA MLAs in Bihar, alleges Sushil Modi

November 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Sushil Modi made the sensational assertion on his twitter handle, sharing a mobile number which, he claimed, Prasad was having access to despite serving sentences in fodder scam cases.

Bihar Assembly Election Result 2020: When, where and how to check Live Results

November 09, 2020 8:59 pm

Bihar Election Results 2020: The counting of votes will be live on the Election Commission of India’s websites. The will also run a live blog for election results with a detailed analysis of early trends and political opinions.

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for Covid-19

October 23, 2020 5:42 am

Sushil Kumar Modi said he has been admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring. Modi was campaigning for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections alongside Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

#Politics: Nitish, Tejashwi with Chirag at Ram Vilas Paswan's 'shraadh'

October 21, 2020 10:56 am

With 7.3 crore voters, the elections in Bihar is not only the first major electoral exercise in India since the Covid-19 outbreak, but also the largest anywhere in the world so far.

Sushil Kumar Modi: The forever deputy

October 15, 2020 8:39 am

When the JD(U) was miffed about BJP 'rebels' joining the LJP, it was Sushil Modi who took it upon himself to reiterate faith in Nitish’s leadership.


Bihar Election: From Nitish Kumar to Pappu Yadav, key political figures to watch out for

October 21, 2020 8:05 pm

Elections to 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in three phases starting from October 28 while the results will be declared on November 10. The second and third phase of polls will be held on November 3 and 7, respectively. Here are the key players