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Huge Setback For Tejashwi Yadav: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea, Asks Tejashwi To Vacate Government Bungalow And Pay Fine

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed plea of RJD leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, challenging the Patna High Court's order asking him to vacate his government accommodation.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Tejashwi Yadav, who is currently the leader of opposition in the Bihar assembly, for challenging the government's decision.

Tejashwi Yadav was allotted the official bungalow at 5, Desh Ratna Marg in Patna by the Bihar government when he was the deputy chief minister. This comes as a huge setback for Tejashwi Yadav after the Patna High Court rejected his plea on January 7, seeking an extension to stay in his bungalow.

The court had also asked Tejashwi Yadav to vacate the government bungalow for Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and ordered him to move to an accommodation for the leader of the opposition.

Tejashwi Yadav had filed a plea in Patna High Court after the Bihar government's order asking him to vacate the official bungalow. He then moved the Supreme Court, challenging the high court's decision.

Read: Tejashwi Yadav To Launch "Berozgari Hatao Arakshan Badhao" Yatra, Says 'quota For SC, ST And OBC Must Be Increased To 90%'. Details Here

Earlier on Wednesday, Tejashwi Yadav left for Darbhanga in north Bihar to launch a yatra to eradicate unemployment and increase quotas. The "berozgari hatao arakshan badhao yatra" would cover Supaul and Bhagalpur districts in the next two days. 

Mr Yadav, who is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly, came out with a flurry of tweets on the occasion defending his demand for raising the 50 per cent cap on reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs besides explaining his opposition to the 10 per cent quotas for economically weaker sections of the unreserved category which has earned the RJD the wrath of the upper castes.

Mr Yadav, who is the younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, also said in another tweet that his yatra would raise the issues like:

  • Getting a caste census done
  • Ensuring quotas to each caste in proportion to its population
  • Increasing quotas for SC/ST up to 90%
  • Securing 40% quotas for the extremely backward classes
  • Introducing reservations in the private sector