The Next Chief Minister Of Bihar?

जनता परिवार के भितर इतना ज्यादा कुश्ताकुश्ती चल रहा है कि नितीश की नैया डुबती नजर आ रही है। जनता परिवार वाले तो soap opera पर उतर आए हैं। जनता परिवार वाले १००-१००-४५ के फोर्मुला पर आ जाते हैं तो अभी भी थोड़ा वक्त बचा है। दुसरे कैंप में भी थोड़ा बहुत खिंचा तानी तो है। बीजेपी २००, राम विलास ६५, कुशवाहा ४० पर दावा कर रहे हैं। ३०५ नहीं २४५ सीट उपलब्ध हैं।

What I am noticing in his profile:

  • His science background: botany student, and a topper. अधिकांश लोग को यूनिवर्सिटी में फेल होने के बाद राजनीति में जाते हैं। 
  • Early love for computers and programming languages, precisely what Bihar needs. Turn the state into the Silicon Plains. नालंदा को फिर से दुनिया का top यूनिवर्सिटी बना दो। बिलकुल संभव है। 
  • He got on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's personal radar before holding any elected office. That is mesmerizing. Atal is also the one who sent the other Modi to Gujrat as Chief Minister. Impressive man. 
  • So the BJP has had the road department in the Nitish government? I did not know. Good roads have been the most visible aspect of the Nitish-BJP government in Bihar. I guess SuMo can take some credit. Fair enough. 

BJP's Vote Winner
Reaching out to people through Facebook on his iPhone ...... In his second term as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, the 59-year-old has started holding janata darbars where he meets a stream of visitors. He has egged on bjp cadres into contesting the Panchayat polls in Bihar and supported Anna Hazare on the Lokpal bill. Sushil Modi also hit the campaign trail in Assam......... the eternal quest to break new ground-editing his Wikipedia profile being his latest labour. He has a mountain of information: 19 months in jail during the Emergency; 3,113 votes his first victory margin .......

the man who discovered Bihar for the BJP

...... writing crisp replies to e-mails on his BlackBerry or editing the 524-page Economic Survey of Bihar on his Apple iPad, he is constantly dusting off everything that represents him in the outside world....... A Google search yields 3.45 lakh results on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in response to "politician Modi" as against 1.42 lakh for Sushil Modi. The two Modis share the same rss ideology and practice. ...... Sushil Modi-the unremitting leader of the Opposition for eight years in Bihar during the Lalu-Rabri regime-was just an able second-in-command, a facilitator but never a face...... Sushil Modi, the permanent "second fiddle", finally produced music in the November 2010 Bihar Assembly elections-BJP won 91 of the 102 seats it contested with an unprecedented strike rate of 90 per cent...... With Muslims voting for the party in almost all constituencies, the BJP seems to have regained the secular trust that it had lost post-2002. The nda that lost a government in Delhi after Gujarat is now harbouring hopes of stitching a new one after the Bihar verdict...... Having won three consecutive Assembly polls from the Patna Central seat-each time his victory margin increased by over 20,000 votes-where the majority of 70,000 Muslim voters always stood by him ...... In the beginning of NDA-1 in November 2005, Sushil Modi and other BJP leaders successfully bargained for some of the most visible ministries like road, urban development and health. With Sushil Modi manning the finances, these departments did very well and bolstered the saffron prospects........ State BJP chief C.P. Thakur had threatened to pull out in the middle of the poll campaign over ticket distribution. Leading the party then was fraught with difficulties-the closer to the finishing line he got, the harder, more nerve-racking it became......... In 1973, prior to the crucial graduation examination in Patna University, he quit all socio-political activities despite being the general secretary of the student's union.

Many expected him to fail because Botany was difficult and he had hardly attended classes. He came second in the entire university

....... In 1977, when 55 young JP activists were elected as MLAs in Bihar, Sushil Modi preferred self-abnegation and stayed with the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, away from a political career.......

Life changed with his marriage to Jessie George-a Roman Catholic he met during a train journey to Mumbai-on April 13, 1986. bjp patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to whom he had just sent a formal invitation letter, travelled on his own to Patna for the wedding where he urged Sushil Modi to join active politics.

........ In 1988, Sushil Modi borrowed Rs.56,000 from a bank to start a computer training institute where he and his wife taught students basic and cobol languages. "Business was never my cup of tea. I was restless because I was away from my social life," he says. In 1990 when the bjp fielded him from Patna Central seat, a Congress bastion, he defeated sitting Congress legislator Akil Haider. He never looked back....... the June 2008 secret ballot after a group of BJP leaders challenged his leadership. He won with a convincing majority to continue as the deputy chief minister. Earlier in November 2005, a group of party leaders had resisted his becoming the deputy chief minister. He was a Lok Sabha member and his opponents wanted him to be just that. A majority of party legislators supported him and he was back in Patna. In the wake of the November 2010 election results, nobody asked Sushil Modi to take a test. He is now the new textbook.

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