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BJP Leader Sushil Kumar Modi Battling Cancer, Won’t Take Part In Lok Sabha Polls

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi disclosed his six-month battle with cancer, opting out of Lok Sabha elections. He informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his health condition and expressed gratitude to the nation, Bihar, and BJP

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 3, 2024 12:34 IST
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In an unexpected announcement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Sushil Kumar Modi revealed on Twitter that he has been battling cancer for the past six months. The seasoned politician expressed that he believed it was appropriate to share his health status with the public at this time.

Sushil Kumar Modi added that he had also shared his health situation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additionally, he expressed his gratitude and dedication to the country, Bihar, and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Due to his condition, he mentioned his inability to actively engage in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Modi has played significant roles in Bihar politics and has served as a member of both houses of parliament, including the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

In addition to his role as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi has also served as the Finance Minister in the state. With a political career spanning over three decades, he has made substantial contributions to Bihar’s political arena. In his social media post, Modi stated that he had briefed the Prime Minister about his health situation and conveyed his appreciation to the nation, Bihar, and his party for their support.

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In February, when the BJP unveiled its candidates from Bihar for the Rajya Sabha elections, there was notable speculation surrounding the absence of Sushil Modi’s name from the list. Reports circulated, suggesting that Sushil Modi, who had been considered a prominent figure within the party and wielded considerable influence in Bihar politics for over three decades, was notably missing.

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First published on: Apr 03, 2024 12:15 PM IST

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