End Of An Era : The Man Who Never Became Chief Minister Of Bihar ; Sushil Modi Passes Away At 72 ; Leaders Across Political Spectrum Pay Tributes On X

Senior BJP leader and Bihar former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who was diagnosed with cancer last month, died on May 13 night in a New Delhi hospital.

Modi, 72, had served as the deputy chief minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2013, and again between 2017 and 2020.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several senior leaders of various parties condoled the death of the BJP leader.

Amit Shah, Home Minister

J P Nadda , BJP president

Nitish Kumar , Chief Minister Bihar

Tejashwai Yadav, RJD Leader, former Deputy CM

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister

During his political career spanning over three decades, Modi held various positions, including MLA, MLC and member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. But unfortunately was never seen as chief minister candidate. He

He became an MLA for the first time in 1990 from Patna Central constituency and was made the chief whip of the BJP legislature party.

From 1996 to 2004, he was the leader of the opposition in the state assembly. He became a member of Lok Sabha in 2004 from Bhagalpur.

He gave up his Lok Sabha membership in 2005 and became a member of the legislative council, following which he was made the deputy chief minister while Nitish Kumar was the CM.

Modi was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2020 and he retired earlier this year.

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