SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav's plea challenging decision asking him to vacate govt bungalow 

File photo of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 08, 2019, 11.32 AM (IST)

Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by 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. 

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him.

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Yadav earlier filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court judgement which had turned down his petition challenging the Bihar government order to vacate his bungalow to make way for Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

The premises was allotted to Yadav in 2015 upon his appointment as the deputy chief minister of the then 'Grand Alliance' government headed by Nitish Kumar.

He continues to occupy the sprawling bungalow, situated adjacent to the chief minister's residence, even after the lapse of more than a year since RJD lost power in the state and Kumar now heads an NDA government.

Yadav is currently the leader of the opposition in the state assembly.