Tejaswi's Supporters Stage Dharna Outside his Bungalow to Stop Eviction

RJD workers block the gate of Tejaswi Yadav's residence in Patna on Wednesday.

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Patna: Adamant not to vacate the government bungalow on 5 Deshratna Marg in Patna despite a previous court order to that effect, supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday sat on a dharna at the bungalow gate to stop district officials from forcibly removing the former Deputy Chief Minister's personal belongings.

Engaging in minor scuffle with the law enforcement officials, Yadav's supporters refused to budge from the bungalow gate saying the authorities will have to go over their dead bodies if they wanted to enter the premises.

Frustrated by their antics, the administration made a retreat until they come up with a different plan to vacate the bungalow.

Yadav, who insists the bungalow was allotted to him as the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, said that this was yet another attempt by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi to harass him.

Tejaswi Yadav talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday.

"Nitish Kumar is hell-bent on giving me a tough time. First, he installed a CCTV camera on the top of his bungalow to spy on me and my people and now he is resorting to serious arm-twisting to force me to vacate this bungalow. He himself has two government bungalows in his name. Before he forces me to vacate, he needs to empty one of the bungalows himself," the RJD leader said.

Currently, the bungalow on 5 Deshratna Marg is allotted to Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

Earlier, Patna High Court had rejected his petition to allow him to keep the bungalow. However, Yadav filed a fresh plea with the court saying as the former Deputy CM, he had the right to live in it as long as he wished.


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