Sushil Kumar Modi

Sushil Kumar Modi is the Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Government of Bihar. After joining the JP movement, Modi remained General Secretary of the Patna University’s Student Union between 1973 and 1977. After the emergency, he rose through the ranks of the BJP’s student wing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Between 1983 and 1986, he was All India General Secretary of the ABVP. He contested and won the assembly election from Patna Central in 1990 and was re-elected in 1995 and 2000. He served as the Leader of Opposition for several years. For a short while, he was a minister in the Nitish Kumar government. In 2004, he entered the Lok Sabha from Bhagalpur constituency. With the NDA coming to power in Bihar in 2005, he became the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. He was given the Finance Portfolio along with number of other departments since 2004.