How can a political party reach an agreement with China, the Supreme Court asked on Friday by refusing to file a request for consultation on a 2008 pact between Congress and the Chinese Communist Party. The Supreme Court asked the petitioner to go to the Supreme Court to make his application. Like the NPC, Congressional delegates are formally chosen from grassroots party organizations and, like the NPC, there is a staggered election system where a party level votes for delegates at the immediately higher level. For the National Congress, delegates are elected by Communist Party congresses at the provincial level or by their corresponding units as part of a selection process controlled and supervised by the party`s organizing department, under the direction of the Politburo Standing Committee.  Last October, Sonia Gandhi and her son in Parliament, Rahul, led a delegation from the Congress party to China. They were the first visitors invited to China after the end of the Chinese Communist Party Congress and had the chance to interact with a number of leaders who, in the near future, will likely play an important role in China. New Delhi: While hearing a plea calling for an investigation into the Memorandum of Understanding of the National Investigation Agency/Central Bureau of Investigation (MoU) of 7 August 2008 between the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) for the exchange of high-level information and cooperation between them, the Supreme Court on Friday asked how a political party could sign an agreement with a political ally of a foreign country. “We see that there is something that seems to be what might be called, unheard of and absurd in the law. They say China has an agreement with a political party and not with the government. How can a political party reach an agreement with China,” said Judge SA Bobde`s chairman at the hearing. The petitioners had claimed that Congress had signed the MoU when it was leading a coalition government in the centre and had not disclosed the facts and details of the agreement to the public.
“Give an order that NIA orders to review as part of the AUPA,” the petitioners asked. According to the plea, “the petitioners are firmly convinced that the security of the nation cannot and should not be put at risk by anyone. This petition was therefore postponed in accordance with Article 32 of the Bharat Constitution, which aims to ensure transparency and clarity regarding the agreement signed between respondent No. 1 (INC) and the Communist Party of China, which is also the de facto government of the People`s Republic of China. The chief lawyer, Mahesh Jethmalani, who represented the petitioners, said there were obscure reasons behind the agreement and that it should be made public. Information on the congresses, the number of delegates, the electoral units, the number of people elected to the Committee, the membership of the party, the person who presented the political report and the information on the convening of the Congress can be found in these sources: the petitioner`s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani argued that the agreement should be made public because there were “scary motives” and that the subject concerned national security.