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SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav's plea

Posted on: February 9, 2019


Tejashwi Yadav, currently Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly. (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government's decision asking him to vacate a bungalow in Patna that was allotted to him when he was Deputy Chief Minister.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 for wasting the court's "precious" time.

Yadav, currently Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, had moved the top court challenging a Patna High Court order upholding the Nitish Kumar government's decision asking him to vacate the bungalow.

Tejashwi Yadav became Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar on November 20, 2015, after the RJD-JD(U) alliance won the Assembly elections and came to power.

He was Deputy Chief Minister till July 2017. After calling an end to an uneasy relationship, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined hands with the BJP.

Ever since Yadav is the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

--- Indo-Asian News Service
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