Articles about Sushil Kumar Modi

Sushil Kumar Modi is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. During his student days, Modi was the General Secretary of the Patna University Students’ Union, and here came in contact with other future leaders like Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP), Nitish Kumar (JDU), and Lalu Prasad Yadav (RJD). They participated in the JP Movement of the 1970s and were detained for several months, even during the Emergency. Modi entered the Bihar legislature in 1990 after winning from the Kumhrar constituency (previously known as Patna Central) and retained the seat in the 1995 and 2000 elections. In 2004, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bhagalpur but resigned the next year to become a part of the BJP-JDU Bihar state government. In 2017, when JDU broke off the grand alliance with RJD and INC and formed the government in the state along with the BJP, Modi again became a part of the administration. He was the Deputy Chief Minister in the Bihar governments under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from 2005 to 2013 and from 2017 to 2020. Modi was elected to the Rajya Sabha in December 2020.

11 Aug 2022

Kumar laughs off BJP's V-P claim; Yadav calls party 'vindictive'

A day after coming together to form the 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

15 Jan 2021

Madhya Pradesh
President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

15 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.

15 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

03 Nov 2020

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.

28 Oct 2020

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

27 Oct 2020

Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured

A man was killed while several others were injured amid clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga's idol in Bihar's Munger on Monday.

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

22 Oct 2020

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalized

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Thursday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

06 Oct 2020

Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing formula of its constituent parties for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

20 May 2020

West Bengal
Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

05 Jan 2020

West Bengal
Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

06 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

02 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.

29 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh
Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

Over 80 have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

01 Sep 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated.

19 Jul 2019

'Super 30' declared tax-free in Rajasthan, Hrithik thanks CM Gehlot

After Hrithik Roshan's recent release Super 30 was declared tax-free in Bihar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also announced that no entertainment tax would be levied on the movie in the state.

23 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

05 Jun 2019

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.

04 Jun 2019

Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reprimanded Union Minister Giriraj Singh for taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his own party member Sushil Modi over an Iftar party.

02 Jun 2019

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet, ignores ally BJP

On Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Cabinet by inducting eight new members.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi
BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.

20 Jan 2019

State-of-the-art milk processing unit inaugurated in Bihar, to benefit farmers

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated a state-of-the-art milk processing plant in East Champaran district, which is set to offer "fair and competitive prices" to farmers.

17 Jan 2019

BJP finally tells Shatrughan Sinha: Leave if you're unhappy

It seems the BJP has had enough of Shatrughan Sinha's barbs as the actor-turned-politician was recently advised to quit the party if he didn't like it.

09 Dec 2018

Sharad finds Lalu's benami wealth legitimate: Sushil Kumar Modi

Bihar Deputy-CM Sushil Kumar Modi has claimed that Loktantrik Janata Dal founder Sharad Yadav is siding with the RJD as he finds nothing wrong in the alleged benami properties owned by its president Lalu Prasad's family.

06 Sep 2018

Srijan scam: I-T department raids Sushil Modi's sister's house

On Thursday, the Income Tax Department started search operations at eight places in Bihar, including the house of Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi's cousin, in connection with the Rs. 880cr Srijan scam.

08 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

04 Aug 2018

GST slabs may be reduced to 3 in the future

GST slabs may come down to three, in addition to the exempted category, in the long-term, said Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry.

13 Jul 2018

'Bhojpuri Queen' from Assam joins BJP

Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary, who hails from Assam, has joined the BJP in the presence of its president Amit Shah and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi in Bihar's Patna.

21 Jun 2018

Bihar wants 12.59% tax revenue under 11th FC recommendations

The Bihar government will urge the 15th Finance Commission to raise the allocation of tax revenue shared by the states on the pattern of the 11th Finance Commission recommendations, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said.

04 Jun 2018

National Geographic
Harsh Vardhan seeks states' help to achieve environment-related targets

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said if states work together, the country will achieve all its environment-related targets within a year.

04 Jun 2018

Fuel price hike: Working towards a 'long-term' solution, claims Javadekar

After facing massive flak on the rising fuel prices, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has recently claimed that the Centre is working for a 'long-term' fix.

29 May 2018

Need to create awareness about Nipah virus: Bihar CM Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed the health authorities to create awareness about Nipah virus at "panchayat levels" while laying the foundation stone of 301 health-related schemes worth Rs. 784cr in the state yesterday.

23 May 2018

5 times when CMs and deputy CMs were from rival-parties

Following an unprecedented turn of events in Karnataka election results, Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister of different parties came together to form the government.

22 Apr 2018

Bihar: Maoists incidents come down to less-than-half since 2013

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today lauded the efforts of Nitish Kumar government in tackling Naxalism in Bihar, saying the number of Maoists incidents in the state has come down to less than half since 2013.

23 Mar 2018

'Be on your guard': Bihar CM urges people before Ramnavami

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Thursday requested the residents of the state to be on their guard against any attempts to whip up communal passion ahead of Ramnavami on Sunday.

19 Mar 2018

Lalu Prasad convicted in fourth fodder scam case

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, already convicted in three cases of Bihar's infamous fodder scam, has been held guilty in yet another.

17 Mar 2018

Darbhanga beheading: Political rivalry or personal vendetta?

A BJP worker was attacked and his father beheaded outside his house in Bihar's Darbhanga city on Thursday night by a group of 20-25 people.

10 Mar 2018

GST: Inter-state e-way Bill to rollout starting April 1

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council announced on Saturday that the inter-state e-way Bill will be rolled-out in a phased manner starting April 1, 2018.

28 Feb 2018

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP worker, allegedly driving while drunk, surrenders

The BJP worker whose car mowed down nine children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has surrendered to police after four days on the run.