Lucknow : A public interest litigation, seeking a probe into foreign contributions made to the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party was filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday. The petition was filed by a social activist and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Nutan Thakur. Welcoming the probe ordered by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde into AAP’s foreign contribution accounts, she demanded similar exercise for other politicial parties as well. She also said that in October 2012, she had sent a complaint to the home ministry, seeking a probe into the alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, by the Congress and BJP, in receiving donations of about Rs 5 crore each from the Vedanta Group subsidiaries and Sesa Goa. IANS

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