Sushil Modi not upset, to get new role in PM Modi's government
New Delhi : Soon after the news of Sushil Modi being dropped from his current Deputy CM post, there were speculations that he is upset with the decision; but BJP denied it.
"Sushil Modi ji is not at all upset. He is an asset to us. The party will think about him, a new responsibility will be given to him," Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP's in-charge for the Bihar polls, told news agency ANI.
Sushil Modi has been a deputy CM for Nitish Kumar for over 15 years.
Speculation that Sushil Modi was disappointed became stronger after he posted yesterday: "The BJP and the Sangh Parivar gave me so much in the political life of 40 years that someone else might have not received it. I will discharge the responsibility that will be given to me. No one can take away the post of the worker."
His party colleague and Union Minister Giriraj Singh appeared to reassure Sushil Modi as he tweeted: "Respected Sushil ji, you are the leader, you had the post of Deputy Chief Minister, you will continue to remain the leader of BJP in the future as well, nobody's status is determined by the post he holds."
Bharatiya Janata Party has replaced him with two new Deputy CMs in the Bihar government. Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar, during his swearing-in ceremony, said he will miss Sushil Modi.