New Delhi – After banning the Popular Front of India (PFI), now there is a possibility of action against the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of PFI. It is a registered political party and has received political recognition from the Election Commission. The Ministry of Home Affairs can recommend action against the party to the Election Commission, and the Election Commission can also ban the party based on the Ministry of Home Affairs. Election Commission is already considering banning SDPI. The commission has continuously questioned the party about the donations received by it.
#SDPIUnderRadar | SDPI, known as the political arm of PFI is under the EC’s radar for failing to file its contribution reports. #NewsX‘s @Ashish_sinhaa breaks down these explosive funding details of SDPI. pic.twitter.com/TiuP9dQN5Q
— NewsX (@NewsX) September 29, 2022
SDPI has not provided information about the donations received in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20. In 2022-21, the party received Rs 290 lakh as a donation, but party functionaries could only provide information of Rs 22 lakh. The party has also not declared, who the donors are, and how 11.78 million rupees have been collected from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the last three years. In such a situation, the Central Investigation Agency can take action against the party.