Tracing former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi’s political journey
The 1990 s nevertheless, did not have much for Modi to display as the BJP had very little to do in Bihar politics that was dominated by Rashtriya Janata Dal and its celebration chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Previous Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi’s political journey has been as intriguing and motivating as the other top leaders of the state.
We can easily call him the third most essential leader to emerge out of the 1974-75 Jaiprakash Narayan movement. Unlike Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar who were driven by the concept of socialism, Sushil Modi had a Hindutva bend and originated from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad background.
Modi’s very first political achievement was in 1973 when he was made the general secretary of the Patna University Trainees’ Union (Pusu). His adversary Lalu Prasad Yadav was selected the President. This was even prior to the JP motion had actually started.
However Sushil Modi’s venture into active politics began in the mid-1980 s. And though there were BJP political stalwarts like Kailashpati Mishra, Tarakant Jha, and Lalmuni Choubey, Modi handled to sculpt a place for himself in the party as a young leader.
The 1990 s however, did not have much for Modi to display as the BJP had extremely little to do in Bihar politics that was controlled by Rashtriya Janata Dal and its party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Though in 1995 the BJP emerged as the main opposition party Yashwant Sinha was made the leader of the Opposition in the Bihar assembly. However Sinha had to step down from the position after allegations emerged versus him of being involved in the hawala fraud.
Sushil Modi changed Sinha as the leader of Opposition in 1996.
Quickly the BJP formed an alliance with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United to take on Lalu Prasad’s RJD. After a long wait, the NDA alliance of BJP and JD (U) won the 2005 assembly election after which Sushil Modi was made the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.
He has actually held the No 2 position in Bihar for a long time. It is argued that Modi really rarely asserted his position and began to find his fortunes connected with Nitish Kumar.
Sushil Modi was first chosen to the Bihar Assembly as an MLA in1990 Thereafter he was once again chosen to the assembly in 1995 and2000 In 2004 he fought the Lok Sabha election from Bhagalpur and emerged triumphant.
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