Leaders cutting across party lines mourn veteran BJP leader Sushil Modi’s demise

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Haryana counterpart Nayab Saini, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav among others condoled the demise of veteran BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi passed away at Delhi’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday evening after battling cancer for seven months. He was 72.
“Sorry to hear about the sad demise of Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends. May the departed soul rest in peace,” Mamata Banerjee said on X.
In his post on X, Lalu Yadav said, “We received the sad news of the demise of Sushil Modi who was our friend brother from the time of Patna University Students Union, i.e. for the last 51-52 years. He was a combative, dedicated social and political person. May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to the family to bear the loss.”
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla termed Sushil Modi as a sociable person who had a great understanding of financial issues.
“Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and MP Sushil Kumar Modi ji. He was a sociable person and had a great understanding of financial issues. My condolences are with his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace,” Shukla posted on X.
Union Minister of State and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that Sushil Modi ji was not just a leader but a member of his family for 55 years.
“I have lost my best friend. Extremely sad, heartbreaking. May Baba Kedarnath give him a place in his holy feet. Tearful tribute! 100 times bow before you!” Choubey posted on X.
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Sushil Modi will be remembered for his contribution towards transforming Bihar.
“Saddened to know about the untimely demise of former Bihar Deputy CM, former MP Sushil Kumar Modi ji. I had got the opportunity to work closely with him, when I was in charge for BJP during Bihar Assembly Elections. He was affable, brilliant, and well-rooted leader. He will be always remembered for his contribution towards transforming Bihar. I pay my tributes to Him. My deepest condolences to his family, followers & karyakartas from Bihar,” he said.
Sushil Modi held various positions in his three-decade-long political career. He served as MLA, MLC and member of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2013 and again from 2017 to 2020.
Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Saini said, “I am shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. I pray to God for peace of the departed soul and strength for the bereaved family.”
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav also condoled the demise of veteran BJP leader and said that his departure is his personal loss.
“The news of the demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi ji is very sad. He came a long way from student politics to active politics and did remarkable work in all roles. I also had the opportunity to work with him in Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. His departure is my personal loss,” he said.
Former MP CM and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Sushil Modi’s contribution to the development of Bihar is exemplar, which will never be forgotten.”
“The news of the demise of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi ji is extremely sad. His demise is an irreparable loss for the political world. I pray to God to give place to the noble soul in his feet and give strength to the family and supporters to bear this immense sorrow,” Chouhan posted on X.-ANI

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