Supreme Court notice to Centre, Election Commission on Congress plea on foreign funding

The Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party’s plea challenging Delhi High Court’s verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources’ subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party’s appeal, a bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) requires interpretation and asked the government and the Commission to file their response within eight weeks.


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