Following footsteps of the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav, here’s yet another former CM forced to leave his house! Welcoming a major setback in a row, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav is forced to leave his bungalow without his wish and as per the orders of High Court.
Yadav is set to vacate the government bungalow in Patna in Bihar after the Patna High Court rejected his plea seeking an extension to his stay in the bungalow, though he is no more the deputy CM of Bihar. Yadav had filed a plea with HC challenging the Bihar government’s order asking him to vacate the bungalow.
One cannot deny that the opposition leaders are well versed with enjoying Government facilities, whether they are serving the post or not. The BJP party was successful in removing Yadav from his post and thus the present leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly had to quit his post in 2017 after CM Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) walked out of the alliance with Congress and the RJD, to join hands with the BJP.
The single-judge order had said “the petitioner has been allotted a bungalow, matching his status as a minister in the government, at 1, Polo Road, Patna. He cannot raise complaint on the decision so taken, simply because the present bungalow is more suited to him”.
Despite the government order and after almost a year since RJD lost power, Tejashwi, continued to occupy the posh bungalow, which is located next to the chief minister’s residence. The government had asked Tejashwi to switch residences with his successor, BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi, who presently lives a kilometer away from the CM’s residence.
Reports have also stated that Yadav had previously targeted Sushil Modi for “trying to oust him” out of his bungalow. Well, we are in a state of confusion that whether the RJD leader has lost his senses or rather forgotten the basic rules and regulations of Government. Trying and blaming the BJP Leaders for insensible reasons has become a daily routine for the opposition these days.