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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.


Bihar: JD(U)’s Pavan Varma asks Nitish Kumar to reject ‘divisive CAA-NPR-NRC’

January 06, 2020 1:45 am

In an open letter to Nitish, Varma expressed surprise at the “unilateral” announcement by Modi that the process for the collection of NPR data will be carried out during May 15 to May 28 despite Nitish taking a clear position against the NRC.

'You always stood for secular India': JD(U) leader urges Nitish Kumar to oppose NPR in Bihar

January 05, 2020 2:20 pm

"The NPR-CAA-NRC combine is a direct attempt to divide Hindus and Muslims and to create social instability," JD(U) leader Pavan K Varma told Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday.

Sushil Kumar Modi: 'We miss Lalu Prasad. We now have to remind voters about his misrule'

May 16, 2019 1:12 pm

Sushil Kumar Modi interview: 'Rahul Gandhi should have, in fact, tried to learn from PM Narendra Modi, who has set an example of hardwork.'

1990s were the most violent years in Bihar’s electoral history, that gloomy picture has changed

May 08, 2019 7:03 am

The period must have a special mention in the Guinness World Records for registering the maximum number, and probably worst forms, of electoral violence perpetrated in this state.

Lalu had offered help to pull down Grand Alliance govt for fodder scam case relief: Sushil Modi

April 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Reacting to Modi's allegations, Tejashwi said it reflected the BJP's worry of an impending electoral defeat. The Leader of the Opposition in Bihar also said Modi was "mentally bankrupt"

Quit BJP if you don't like it: Sushil Modi to Shatrughan Sinha

January 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Sushil Modi further said that the actor-turned-politician had “fallen into the bad influence” of former BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha, who too has been critical of the party.

Motihari assault case: Deputy CM Sushil Modi accuses professor of exaggerating about injuries

August 25, 2018 2:52 am

Sushil Kumar Modi told The Indian Express, “On the day when the country was overwhelmed with emotion, paying tributes to the former PM Vajpayee, professor Sanjay Kumar posted three highly offensive posts, one of them calling Atalji a ‘fascist’.

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case: BJP in full support of Manju Verma, says Sushil Modi

August 06, 2018 4:18 pm

While speaking to reporters earlier in the day, the deputy CM asserted that there was no need for Verma to step down or any other minister "just because some people are giving statements".

Bihar govt to demand increased allocation of funds from Centre

June 21, 2018 12:50 pm

The government will also demand that henceforth the entire expenditure for disaster management in Bihar be borne by the Centre.

27th GST council meeting today: Simplified returns, sops for digital transactions on agenda

May 04, 2018 2:47 am

The meeting, which is being held by videoconferencing, will discuss the returns filing model finalised by the ministerial panel headed by Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.