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Foreign funds: Delhi HC asks Centre to look into accounts of parties

By PTI
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New Delhi, October 9: Six-month time has been granted to the Centre to look into accounts of political parties, including the BJP and Congress, for traces of foreign funds.

Foreign funds: Centre asked to look into accounts of parties

Delhi High Court's bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar gave the "last opportunity" to the Ministry of Home Affairs for compliance of its 2014 judgement, in which the high court had found both parties flouting the norms of the FCRA by accepting donations from Indian subsidiaries of UK-based Vedanta Resources.

Section 4 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) prohibits a political party or legislature from accepting foreign contributors.

On March 28, 2014, the high court had ordered the Election Commission and the Ministry of Home Affairs to look into the accounts of political parties and take action within six months.

However, MHA represented by central government's standing counsel Monika Arora, sought extension of time till March 31, 2018 to comply with the court's directions.

The records are voluminous in nature and are of few decades old, hence, to collect, collate and then analyse them requires more time, said the Centre in its application.

PTI

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