The petition was filed by social activist and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Nutan Thakur.

Welcoming the probe ordered by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde into AAP's foreign contribution accounts, she demanded similar exercise for other political parties as well.

"Ordering the probe when the process of Delhi assembly polls is underway is extremely suspicious and one-sided," Thakur said.

She also said that in October 2012 she had sent a complaint to the Home Ministry seeking 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 Vedanta Group subsidiaries and Sesa Goa, but no action was initiated in these complaints.

(Agencies)

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