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Donation challenge

New Delhi, July 23: The Congress today moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court ruling holding it and the BJP guilty of accepting donations illegally from foreign sources.

The BJP has not appealed yet. The March 29 high court ruling came on a PIL which alleged that the two parties had received donations running into several crores from Sterlite Industries India Ltd and Sesa Goa, both Indian subsidiaries of the UK-based Vedanta Group, till 2009.

In its appeal, the Congress has contended that the high court had failed to consider that despite Sterlite and Sesa Goa being subsidiaries of a foreign group, their majority shareholders were Indian.