Sushil Kumar Modi: A Political Journey Spanning Four Houses

Sushil Kumar Modi: A Political Journey Spanning Four Houses

Patna: Sushil Kumar Modi, renowned for his prominent role in Bihar politics as Deputy Chief Minister, etched his name in history by becoming a member of all four houses of the Indian Parliament, a feat achieved from his tenure as General Secretary of the Patna University Students Union. Modi joins the ranks of political luminaries such as Lalu Prasad and Nagmani in this unique distinction.

From the earliest days of his career in student politics, Modi shared a unique bond with Lalu, a relationship that endured throughout his political trajectory. Notably, Modi authored a book titled “Lalu Leela,” delving into extensive research on Lalu and his political legacy.

Modi’s journey in electoral politics commenced in 1990 when he secured his first victory in the assembly elections from Patna Central, now known as the Kumhrar Assembly constituency. Subsequently, he represented the Bhagalpur Lok Sabha constituency in 2004. However, upon assuming leadership of the BJP Legislative Party in Bihar in 2005, he relinquished his Lok Sabha seat and transitioned to the Bihar Legislative Council.

In 2012, Modi secured his second term as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council. He later ascended to the Rajya Sabha, filling the vacancy left by the demise of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in December 2020.

Modi’s tenure as Deputy Chief Minister in Nitish Kumar’s government spanned nearly 11 years, earning the duo the moniker of the “Ram-Laxman” pair in Bihar’s political circles.