Patna High Court on Monday rejected RJD leader and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav‘s petition challenging Bihar government’s order to vacate his bungalow. The bungalow was allotted to him when he was Bihar Deputy CM.
The residential premises was allotted to Tejashwi in 2015 upon his appointment as the deputy chief minister of the then Grand Alliance (GA) 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 Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) walked out of the GA and formed a government in alliance with the BJP.
Officials said 5 Deshratna Marg had been allotted to incumbent deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Tejashwi asked to swap accommodation with his successor’s 1, Polo Road accommodation, which is about a kilometre away from the chief minister’s residence.
—India Legal Bureau