Herald: SC orders Tejashwi to vacate Dy CM’s bungalow
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SC orders Tejashwi to vacate Dy CM’s bungalow

09 Feb 2019 05:40am IST
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09 Feb 2019 05:40am IST

Fines Rs 50K for wasting judicial time

PTI, NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday dismissed RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's plea challenging a Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the bungalow meant for the deputy chief minister and imposed Rs 50,000 fine on him for wasting "judicial time".

The apex court did not find fault with the two orders passed by the single judge and the division bench of the high court dismissing the pleas of the former deputy chief minister against the state government's decision asking Tejashwi to vacate the bungalow for his successor Sushil Modi.

The high court had asked Tejashwi, who is now holding the post of leader of opposition (LoP) in the assembly, to swap bungalow with the present deputy chief minister.  

"What is this luxury of litigation? Precious judicial time has been wasted," a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said when Tejashwi's counsel, senior advocate A M Singhvi, attempted to establish that the post of a minister and that of the LoP was similar in protocol.

Moreover, there is no separate class like deputy chief minister in law, Singhvi said.

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