Batas Organization challenges govt to cancel agreement and pay compensation to it
KATHMANDU: Responding to the allegations of irregularities and undue influence to get contract, the Batas Organization has asked the government to cancel the agreement signed with it and compensate it if it dares to hail the organization’s activities illegal.
Issuing a press release on Wednesday, Anand Ram Batas, the President of Batas Organization remarked that the government was free to cancel the agreement that it signed with his organization to operate a restaurant inside the Narayanhity Palace Museum.
The company, which has been working on a larger plan, has been criticized in recent times for issuing a statement saying the government was free to cancel its legal agreements.
“The Government of Nepal is free to terminate in accordance with the law all commercial agreements inked with the Batas Organization in accordance with the law,” Batas said, adding, “If the government cancels the agreement from today by paying full compensation, we will have no objection.
President Batas claimed that his organization does not compromise on honesty, ethics and conduct and is committed to the word and spirit of the agreement.”
He objected to the news published in various news media and accused them of being lopsided.
Batas Organization came to controversy after its restaurant under construction in Narayanhiti Palace Museum was obstructed hailing it as unlawful and unacceptable.
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Ale instructed to stop the construction work of the restaurant being constructed in the museum by the Batas company and got it demolished.