Kathmandu, Nov. 6 (RSS)- The landlord of a house, where the first President of the Federal Republic of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav is residing, has issued a public notice asking Dr Yadav to vacate his residence within 15 days.
The Office of the President had taken the house of Rabi Bhakta Bista of Lalitpur Metropolitan City-4 on rent since October 29, 2015. The Ministry of Home Affairs had been paying the electricity tariff and house rent through the Office of the President.
Landlord Bista has issued a 15-day notice in Gorkhapatra National Daily on Monday stating that the house rent is not paid from the beginning of the current fiscal year and the contact agreement was also not renewed. However, landlord Bista could not be directly contacted as he was in the United States.
According to the family source of Bista, they were compelled to issue the public notice as their pleas to pay the house rent were unheard by the former President and Office of the President.
Meanwhile, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Home Affairs Narayan Duwadi said that the house rent is being paid by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers through the Office of the President.
As per the cabinet decision, the house rent of the last fiscal year is paid. As per the decision of the cabinet taken on February 2, 2017, a former President would get Rs 100,000 per month in the maintenance if he/she owns a house in the Capital City while Rs 200,000 would be given if s/he does not possess a house in the Capital City, Assistant Spokesperson in the Office of the President Krishna Murari Bhandari said.