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Parties get 15 days more to file overseas funds details

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 18, 2017, 7:13 am IST
Updated : May 18, 2017, 7:13 am IST

AAP alleged that the Centre’s move was a clear case of “political witch-hunt” and that it was very “dangerous” for democracy.

The exercise was part of the routine communication sent to political parties every year to ascertain whether they violated provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
 The exercise was part of the routine communication sent to political parties every year to ascertain whether they violated provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

New Delhi: The ruling BJP, the Congress and the AAP, which were asked by the Centre to furnish details of the sources of their overseas funding, have been given 15 days more to file their replies.

According to sources the ministry of home affairs, in separate communications to the parties, had asked them to submit details of the funding sources by May 16, including those from abroad or foreign business enterprises. The parties have now been given 15 days more to give details of their overseas funding, they added. The exercise was part of the routine communication sent to political parties every year to ascertain whether they violated provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

 

Sources said that these were “not show-cause notices”. If such a necessity arises, the decision would be taken only after receiving the parties’replies. The AAP alleged that the Centre’s move was a clear case of “political witch-hunt” and that it was very “dangerous” for democracy.

“It is a clear case of political witch-hunt. All the agencies at the Centre’s disposal have been unleashed against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its government in Delhi and its ministers, which is very dangerous for democracy,” the party had said in a statement.

Tags: foreign contribution regulation act, overseas funding, democracy
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