Sushil Kumar Modi

  • Nitish kumar denies instigating JD(U)-BJP clash 1 week ago

    Condemning the scuffle between the ruling JD(U) and BJP MLCs in the legislative council, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thuesday expressed deep anguish over the incident and denied his role in the matter. He also urged the chair to rule in this regard otherwise he will be compelled to stay...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu 1 week ago

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the bye-election on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • Assembly polls: Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate July 23, 2014

    Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. "There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls," a BJP leader said. If an alliance of...
  • People fear 'jungle raj' return after JD(U)-RJD tie up: BJP July 18, 2014

    In a strong retort to senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who said BJP was scared over a probable tie up between his party and RJD, the BJP on Friday said not them, but people are afraid over prospects of such an alliance. "BJP is not scared. But the prospects of this...
  • BJP demands judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • BJP demands judicial probe into police firing in Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others were left injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • Abhayanand removed from DGP post under Lalu's pressure: Sushil Modi June 25, 2014

    A senior BJP leader on Wednesday attributed the transfer of Bihar police chief Abhyanand to alleged pressure on the JD(U) government by RJD chief Lalu Prasad, whose party recently voted for the Jitan Ram Manjhi government and helped it win the bypoll to two Rajya Sabha seats. "The day there was...
  • All angles will be considered during probe in derailment: Gowda June 25, 2014

    The sabotage angle and its denial in the derailment of the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar would both be considered during the probe, Railway minister Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle was entrusted with the inquiry into the accident at the Goldenganj station in...
  • BJP slams Manjhi for describing 'jungle raj' as 'old issue' June 17, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday criticised Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for describing 'jungle raj' in the state as 'an old issue'. "You can afford to forget it, but we are unable to do so," Modi, a former deputy chief minister told reporters in Patna. "The 'jungle...
  • BJP has no interest to destabilise the Jitan Ram Manjhi government: Sushil Kumar Modi June 14, 2014

    BJP on Saturday rubbished Nitish Kumar accusing the party of trying to destabilise the JD(U) government in Bihar and hit back at him for 'begging' before Lalu Prasad to ensure his candidates' victory in the Rajya Sabha by-polls. "BJP has no interest to destabilise the Jitan Ram Manjhi government which is...
  • BJP behind destabilising JD(U) government in the state: Shyam Rajak June 12, 2014

    A senior JD(U) minister on Thursday accused the BJP of trying to fuel rebellion in the ranks of his party in Bihar with a view to destabilising the government. Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak told reporters in Patna that efforts to destabilise the government headed by Jitan Ram Manjhi being...
  • Nitish running Manjhi government with remote control: Sushil Kumar Modi June 3, 2014

    Charging Nitish Kumar with running the Jitan Ram Manjhi government with remote control, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday claimed that the expansion of council of ministers by Manjhi clearly bore stamp of his predecessor who put in trusted men in key ministries. "Going by new faces in the...
  • Buoyant BJP lays out strategy for Assembly polls in Bihar May 29, 2014

    Aiming to replicate its success of Lok Sabha elections in the Assembly poll next year, the BJP on Thursday held deliberation on mapping a strategy to go about it and also decided to observe June 16 as 'betrayal day' to mark the first anniversay of the break-up of alliance with...
  • Will enact bill for setting up central university at Motihari: Sushil Modi May 29, 2014

    The NDA government will soon enact a legislation for setting up a Central university at Motihari in Bihar, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said. Modi has spoken to HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh who have assured him that the Bill on setting up the Central...
  • Nitish Kumar has betrayed Bihar by taking RJD's support: Sushil Kumar Modi May 22, 2014

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday came down heavily on the ruling Janata Dal United for taking its bitter rival Rashtriya Janata Dal's support to ensure the survival of its government in Bihar. Modi said that JDU leader Nitish Kumar had...
  • Nitish to reconsider his resignation, decision likely on Monday May 18, 2014

    The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. ...
  • Don't want early elections in Bihar: Sushil Modi on Nitish's resignation May 18, 2014

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said, "We don't want any early election and we do not want to destabilise the state government." In an interview to CNN-IBN, the BJP leader said that the in the current situation in the state, it will be very difficult for Nitish Kumar...
  • Political drama in Bihar, JDU MLAs force Nitish to rethink resignation May 18, 2014

    Patna: The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. At the meeting of JDU MLAs there were vociferous...
  • Nitish Kumar does not enjoy majority in Bihar Assembly: Sushil Modi May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation, a delegation of BJP MLAs met Bihar Governor DY Patil on Sunday and demanded to dissolve the state Assembly. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi met the Bihar Governor and submitted a memorandum saying that there is a political instability...
  • Lalu, Nitish can't stop Modi, they will become history: Sushil Kumar Modi May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal mounts a serious challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar, the latter is confident of winning the largest number of Lok Sabha seats in the state. Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday responded to Lalu's tweet of...
  • Thakur says BJP should govern Bihar if Nitish Kumar government falls after LS polls May 8, 2014

    BJP leader CP Thakur on Thursday said his party should form a government in Bihar if the Nitish Kumar government falls after the Lok Sabha election. "The BJP should not mind taking outside support of like minded legislators to form a government if the JD(U) government collapses after the end of...
  • BJP says Nitish regime under threat due to rebellion May 7, 2014

    Patna: Even before the last voter has exercised his franchise and Lok Sabha election results are announced, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar has decided to take revenge on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who leads a minority government following the split in the BJP-JDU alliance. BJP leader and former...
  • Over 50 JD(U) legislators in touch with BJP, they are unhappy with CM, says Sushil Modi May 6, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said over 50 legislators from Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United are in touch with his party as they are unhappy with the chief minister. The Nitish Kumar government would fall due to internal contradictions after the end of Lok Sabha polls, said the...
  • Lalu crosses century mark in helicopter rides for campaigning April 11, 2014

    No matter what the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has already entered the record books with a century and counting - of helicopter rides for campaigning. As of Thursday, he had undertaken at least 103 flights and could well make it a double...
  • Lalu, Rabri harsh on Sadhu Yadav; BJP trashes propping him March 26, 2014

    RJD President Lalu Prasad and wife reacted bitterly to Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav's announcement to challenge Rabri Devi as an Independent in Saran even as BJP on Wednesday rubbished propping him up for political gains. "We do not bother who is fighting from where," Prasad told reporters when asked about...
  • Nitish slams BJP for hobnobbing with MNS in Maharashtra March 10, 2014

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed BJP for hobnobbing with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra saying the people of Bihar will reject the party's collusive politics of communalism and regional chauvinism. "Bihar mein hunkar and Maharashtra me abhaar (roar in Bihar and thanks giving in Maharashtra)," Kumar said on...
  • Sushil Modi says Speakers have become puppets February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi blamed the shortcomings in anti-defection law for the drama in the state on Monday when 13 Rashtriya Janata Dal MLAs reportedly quit the party to form a new group. Modi tweeted over the turn of events and said that too...
  • BJP rakes up small ground for Narendra Modi's March 3 rally in Bihar February 22, 2014

    The BJP on Saturday again raked up the issue of a small ground being allotted for the rally by its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at Muzaffarpur in Bihar on March three and said that it was fraught with risk. "The Nitish Kumar government is trying to repeat the scene at...
  • Nitish calls for bandh to protest Centre's denial of special status to Bihar February 21, 2014

    Attacking the Congress-led UPA government for granting special category status to Seemandhra and ignoring a similar demand of Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a Bihar bandh call on March 1. "This is betrayal with Bihar and other backward states," Kumar told reporters outside state Assembly in Patna. An...
  • BJP presents wish list to be incorporated in state budget February 16, 2014

    Blaming Nitish Kumar led government for "breaking" old tradition of preparing budget after consulting cross-section of population, BJP on Saturday presented its wish list to the state government asking it to include provisions like free laptop with internet facilities for plus-two students and a separate budget for agriculture. Blaming Nitish Kumar...