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Top Court orders Tejashwi Yadav to Vacate Bungalow Allocated to him as Deputy CM; slaps ₹50,000 fine

The Top Court on Friday dumped a plea filed by Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government’s order asking him to vacate the bungalow allotted to him while he was the deputy chief minister. Top Court bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi also imposed a fine of ₹50,000 on Tejashwi Yadav.

The Top Court also ordered him to shift to accommodation for the leader of the opposition.

RJD Leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly moved to the Apex Court after the Patna High’s Divisional Bench in January dismissed the petition filed by him challenging the Bihar government’s order to vacate the bungalow allocated to him when he was the Deputy Chief Minister in the state.

Bihar Former Deputy Chief Minister Yadav had moved to the Divisional Bench against the single judge order of October 6 which asked him to change his accommodation with his successor. [Sushil Kumar Modi].

The single-judge bench in its order had stated on October 6 “the petitioner [Tejashwi Yadav] has been allotted a bungalow, matching his status as a minister in the government, at 1, Polo Road, Patna. He cannot raise a complaint about the decision so taken, simply because the present bungalow is more suited to him”.

Yadav who is the current Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly still lives in the bungalow 5, Desratan Marg,  that was allocated to him in 2015 when he was the Deputy Chief Minister.

Nitish Kumar government had asked the Leader of Opposition, Yadav to swap his current Bungalow with the current Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, who lives in 1, Polo Road, situated about a kilometer away.

RJD Leader Yadav has first written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in September last year, asking the CM that he be allowed to continue living here.

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