The saga of Tejashwi Yadav’s bungalow began in December last year when authorities reached the place in Patna to carry out an eviction order. Then, the RJD leader and his supporters claimed that the matter was still sub-judice and therefore, no action should be taken before a verdict is delivered.
Then, in the first week of January, a two-judge bench of the Patna High Court rejected the fodder scam convict’s son challenging the government’s order to vacate the government allotted bungalow in Dashrath Marg, one of the poshest localities in Patna. It was after a single-judge bench had already rejected his appeal.
Today, the Supreme Court too has dismissed the plea of the Mahagathbandhan leader. In addition, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi with Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Yadav.
Supreme Court dismisses a plea of RJD 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. CJI Ranjan Gogoi also imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Tejashwi Yadav. pic.twitter.com/vKVZ1i3xNe
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
The Bungalow was allotted to Tejashwi when he was the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar during the Mahagathbandhan government. After Nitish Kumar severed ties with the RJD and formed a new alliance with the BJP, Yadav was ordered to vacate the government allotted bungalow as he no longer held that position. Yadav has been trying to retain the bungalow ever since.
Contrary to Tejeswi, who did not want to let go of the government bungalow, his elder brother and former health minister of Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav had vacated the government allocated bungalow after claiming that Nitish Kumar had unleashed ghosts there to haunt him.