New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central government and the Election Commission of India (EC) in an appeal filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against a Delhi high court order that found it in violation of foreign funding laws.

A three-judge bench of chief justice H.L. Dattu and justices M.Y. Eqbal and A. K. Sikri also tagged it with a similar appeal filed by the Congress.

On 28 March, the Delhi high court had found the Congress and the BJP in violation of the foreign funding laws as they had received donations from subsidiaries of UK-based Vedanta Resources Plc.—Sterlite Ltd and Sesa Goa.

On 22 August, the apex court had issued notice in the Congress plea which could determine whether a company incorporated outside India, but with Indian stakeholders, would still be considered a foreign source of funds.

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