Sushil Kumar Modi: News

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.

03 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

BJP's Sushil Modi battling cancer, won't contest Lok Sabha polls

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, has announced that he won't be able to campaign in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as he has been battling cancer for last six months.

I regret: DMK MP apologizes for 'Gaumutra' remark in Parliament

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP DNV Senthil Kumar on Wednesday withdrew his controversial statement calling Hindi heartland "Gaumutra (cow urine) states" in Parliament.

13 Jul 2023


Bihar: BJP leader reportedly killed in lathi charge during protest

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Kumar Singh allegedly succumbed to injuries after a lathi charge in Patna, Bihar, the party said on Thursday.

24 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Modi surname defamation: Patna HC grants Rahul Gandhi interim relief

Congress leader and disqualified MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday got interim relief from the Patna High Court, which quashed the summons issued to him by a lower court in the 2019 criminal defamation case related to the Modi surname.

30 Jan 2023


No alliance with Nitish Kumar in future: Bihar BJP's resolution

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Bihar state executive passed a resolution during a two-day party meeting in Darbhanga district to never align with Nitish Kumar, the incumbent chief minister and leader of Janata Dal (United), again.

Same-sex marriages shouldn't be allowed: BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday strongly objected to same-sex marriages in the Parliament, saying "two judges can't decide" on the significant subject.

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 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.

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.

05 Jan 2020


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.

29 Sep 2019


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Feb 2018


After delays, e-way bills likely to go live from April

Two months after initial plans, the e-way bill system for inter-state movement of goods will likely become mandatory from April 1, reports said.

22 Feb 2018

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Tej Pratap vacates official bungalow after Nitish releases "ghosts"

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has finally vacated his official residence, six months after he ceased to be a minister.

19 Dec 2017

Arun Jaitley

Jaitley: Government ready to include petrol, diesel under GST

FM Arun Jaitley announced that the government is prepared to bring petroleum products like petrol, diesel and LPG under the ambit of the goods and services tax (GST). They are now waiting for states' consensus to go ahead.

13 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

The government launched BharatNet's phase II to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by 2019-end.

30 Oct 2017


Deadline for filing GSTR-2, 3 extended by a month

A week after waiving penalties on delayed filing of GST returns for August and September, the government has extended the deadline for filing GSTR-2 returns and GSTR-3 for July, to November 30 and December 11 respectively.

18 Oct 2017


Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST

The revision of tax rates under the GST could make eating out cheaper: effective tax rates in AC restaurants came down from 20.1% to 18%.

02 Sep 2017


Bihar Water Resources Minister blames rats for flooding

Bihar's Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh blamed the rats for the floods in the state.

01 Aug 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Soil scam: Now probe begins against Lalu Yadav's eldest son

Lalu Prasad Yadav's list of troubles seems endless. After Tejashwi was sacked from his post, the corruption heat has now turned on to his other son, Tej Pratap Yadav.

27 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar

We knew Nitish's move was planned months ago: Rahul Gandhi

Nitish Kumar's decision to break away from the Mahagathbandhan and rejoin the BJP has shaken the other five allies.

28 Jun 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Sushil Kumar Modi exposes 'sixth shell company' of the Yadavs

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who has fired one salvo after another against the RJD's Yadav clan, has now exposed the alleged sixth shell company of the family.

06 May 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Tej Prasad Yadav forged documents for petrol pump: Sushil Modi

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej is in a fresh controversy. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has alleged the state health minister had illegally acquired a petrol pump with fake land deal documents.

25 Apr 2017


GST state ratification: Bihar follows Telangana, passes GST legislation

As the centre gears up to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st, Bihar became the second state after Telangana to pass laws creating the legal framework for implementing the four GST bills.