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"Sushil Modi's Demise Personal Loss; Served As Inspiration To Youth": LJP Chief Chirag Paswan

10:42 AM May 14, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
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"Sushil Modi's demise personal loss; served as inspiration to youth": LJP chief Chirag Paswan

Patna (Bihar): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) National President Chirag Paswan expressed sorrow over Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi's demise on Tuesday, saying that the late veteran's passing away is a personal loss to him and that late BJP leader served as a source of inspiration for the young generation.

Chirag Paswan said, "We had not even imagined that such a big incident would happen suddenly. It is difficult to imagine that he is not among us today. My father and Sushil ji worked together as colleagues. In this regard, I also had a family relationship with him. He served as a source of inspiration for the young generation. His absence today is a huge loss for me personally."

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Sushil Kumar Modi, who had been battling cancer for the last seven months, passed away at the age of 72 on Monday evening.

The 72-year-old senior BJP leader passed away at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi and was battling cancer for the last seven months.

Sushil Modi announced his treatment last month and did not participate in the Lok Sabha election campaign.

The last rites of the former Rajya Sabha MP will be performed later in the day.
On April 3, this year, Sushil Modi revealed he was suffering from cancer and requested the BJP to relieve him of assignments related to the Lok Sabha elections.

In a post in Hindi on X, he said, "I have been battling with cancer for the last six months. I feel that now the time has come to make it public. I would not be able to do my work during the Lok Sabha polls. I have shared this with the PM. My gratitude to the country, Bihar and my party."

Over his three-decade-long political career, Sushil Modi played a pivotal role in shaping Bihar's political environment. He held various positions in his three-decade-long political career. He served as an MLA, MLC and member of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The BJP leader was born on January 5, 1952, and began his political journey as a student activist at Patna University, where he served as the general secretary of the Students' Union in 1973.

He was elected as an MLA for the first time in 1990 from the Patna Central constituency, where he defeated sitting Congress legislator Akil Haider.

He also served as the leader of the opposition in the state assembly from 1996 to 2004. In 2004, Sushil Modi was elected as a member of the Lok Sabha from Bhagalpur. Sushil Kumar Modi got 345,151 votes, with 45.6 per cent votes by defeating Communist Party of India (M) leader Subodh Ray.

Then later, he stepped down from his Lok Sabha post in 2005 to become a member of the legislative council and was appointed as the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister alongside Nitish Kumar.

He served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2013 and again from 2017 to 2020.

Several BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and incumbent Bihar Deputy Chief Ministers Samrat Chaudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, expressed grief and extended their condolences to Sushil Kumar Modi's bereaved family.

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