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“Great Pioneer Of Politics”: PM Modi, Other Leaders Mourn Sushil Modi



Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “saddened by” the death of his “valuable colleague”.

New Delhi:

Senior BJP leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi died aged 72 this evening. He was suffering from cancer. Politicians across party lines mourned him, calling his death “an irreparable loss” for Bihar politics.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “saddened by” the death of his “valuable colleague in the party and my friend for decades, Sushil Modi. PM Modi credited him for the “rise and success of BJP in Bihar”.

Bihar has lost a great pioneer of politics forever, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah. “His politics was dedicated to the interests of the poor and the backward. The void that has emerged in Bihar politics due to his demise cannot be filled for a long time,” he posted on X.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condoled the death of his former deputy expressing “deep sorrow”. “He worked with me for a long time as deputy chief minister. I had a personal relationship with him. I have lost a true friend and a hard-working politician today,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.

Leader of the Opposition in Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav remembered the former deputy chief minister of Bihar as a “struggling and hardworking leader”.

Tejashwi Yadav’s father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav condoled Sushil Kumar Modi’s death. “My friend from the time of Patna University Students Union, i.e. for the last 51-52 years,” he posted on X.

BJP chief JP Nadda and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid their respects. 

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief also paid her tributes.  

Last month, Sushil Modi had taken to X to announce that he was diagnosed with cancer and will not be able to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.  

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