EC rejects Swamy’s plea to derecognise Congress

The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday rejected Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s plea to derecognise the Congress as a party for extending a Rs.90 crore loan to Associated Journals Ltd, publisher of the now defunct National Herald.

“Your letters dated Nov 3 and Nov 5 are not maintainable,” the EC said in a letter to Swamy.

The EC further told Swamy in its letter: “If the party (Congress) has not complied with any of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, as alleged by you, that matter does not fall within the jurisdiction of the commission.”

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