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Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi passed away at 72

Sushil Kumar Modi passed away on May 13, 2024, at the age of 72, after battling cancer. His death marked the end of an era in Bihar politics, where he left an indelible mark with his unwavering commitment to his principles and his tireless work for the people of Bihar. Sushil Kumar Modi was an important politician from Bihar, India. He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar for many years and was also a Member of Parliament.

His Early Life

Sushil Kumar Modi was born on January 5, 1952, in Bihar. He studied at Patna Science College and got a degree in Botany. However, he left his further studies to join the student movement led by Jai Prakash Narayan.

From a young age, Modi was involved in political activism. He was part of the Bihar Student’s Movement in 1974 and the JP Movement against the Emergency. During the Emergency, he was arrested several times for his protests.

His Political Career

Modi’s political career began as a student leader at Patna University. In 1990, he entered electoral politics and won the Patna Central Assembly seat. He became the Chief Whip of the BJP in Bihar and later served as the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly.

In 2005, when the BJP-led alliance came to power in Bihar, Modi became the Deputy Chief Minister. He held this position for many years, working closely with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. They were often called the “Ram-Laxman ki jodi” (inseparable duo) in Bihar politics.

Modi played a key role in exposing the Fodder Scam, which led to the downfall of the Lalu Prasad Yadav government. He was also instrumental in the formation of the state of Jharkhand.

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