Bihar’s Ex-Dy CM Sushil Modi ‘Battling Cancer for Last 6 Months’, Says ‘Won’t Be Part of Lok Sabha Poll Plans’ – News18



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Sushil Kumar Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI file)

Sushil Kumar Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI file)

Sushil Kumar Modi has revealed the reason behind him not contesting the Lok Sabha polls. He said that it was time to share it with people.

Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said that he has been struggling with cancer for the last six month, and hence, will not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

“Now I felt the time had come to tell people. Situation regarding my health was also shared with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Always grateful and dedicated to the country, Bihar and the Bharatiya Janata Party,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Earlier, in February, when the BJP had announced its candidates from Bihar for the Rajya Sabha elections, the political circles were abuzz with speculations over Sushil Modi’s missing name from the list.

Some reports stated that he was once the poster boy of the party, and wielded significant influence over the BJP in Bihar for over three decades.

A report in ThePrint quoted a senior BJP leader on condition of anonymity: “The only rehabilitation I see for him now is being made governor in the future.”

Sushil Modi served as the deputy to JDU chief and chief minister Nitish Kumar for about 11 years, and the two are known to enjoy great rapport.


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