Sushil Kumar Modi: The endlessly deputy

2020/10 11 16:10

Written by Santosh Singh
| Patna |

October 11, 2020 9:57:57 pm

sushil kumar modi, bihar deputy cm, Bihar elections, Bihar assembly election, sushil kumar modi profile, nitish kumar, jdu, bjp, indian expressSushil Kumar Modi, 68, turned an RSS employee and joined lively politics solely within the mid 1980s. (Illustration credit score: Suvajit Dey)

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi is the third most essential chief to emerge out of the 1974-75 JP (Jayaprakash Narayan) Motion. Whereas Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar got here from the socialist camp, Modi got here from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad background. A lot earlier than Nitish Kumar attracted JP’s consideration, Modi had hogged the limelight by turning into the Patna College College students’ Union (Pusu) common secretary in 1973, when Lalu Prasad was elected Pusu president.

Outdated-timers discuss of how, whereas Lalu Prasad would attain the Pusu workplace, leisurely on a rickshaw, from his elder brother’s peon quarters positioned behind the Bihar Veterinary School, Sushil Kumar Modi would already be at work, meticulously caring for workplace work.

Modi, 68, turned an RSS employee and joined lively politics solely within the mid 1980s. When he began his political innings, BJP had stalwarts corresponding to Kailashpati Mishra, Tarakant Jha, and Lalmuni Choubey. For the reason that 1990s belonged to Lalu Prasad, BJP had been biding its time. Within the 1995 Meeting polls, BJP emerged the primary opposition occasion, however the central BJP management selected format bureaucrat Yashwant Sinha as chief of the Opposition over Sushil Modi. However Sinha needed to resign within the wake of the hawala case and was changed by Modi in 1996. However with BJP becoming a member of fingers with Nitish Kumar, Modi needed to accept the No. 2 place within the NDA alliance. He turned Nitish’s deputy after NDA’s victory within the 2005 October Meeting polls. Nitish turned the NDA chief and Modi seldom asserted his place. A lot in order that his relevance within the BJP is more and more being tied to Nitish Kumar’s fortunes — Modi typically faces the allegation of being a “JD(U) man within the BJP camp”.

When the JD(U) was miffed about BJP ‘rebels’ becoming a member of the LJP, it was Sushil Modi who took it upon himself to reiterate religion in Nitish’s management.

As Bihar goes to 2020 polls, Sushil Kumar Modi is up in opposition to a second era of BJP leaders – Dr Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP state president) and Nityanand Rai (Union minister of state for house affairs).

This election season, BJP’s tallest chief in Bihar has performed a key position within the number of the occasion’s candidates and will likely be one of many star campaigners for the NDA. When not in workplace, Modi is a health freak and catches up on information reveals whereas on his treadmill at his house in Rajendra Nagar. His two sons, nonetheless, have stayed away from politics.

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