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Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani 21 June 2020, tweeted a 2008 photo of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi meeting with then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and signed an agreement with Wang Jia Rui, minister in the international department of the CPC in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Great People`s Hall in Beijing. Congress President Anand Sharma was also part of the Indian delegation. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to maintain a PIL that would target an NIA investigation into the alleged 2008 agreement between the Indian National Congress and the Chinese Communist Party. The PIL claimed, despite a hostile relationship with China, respondent No. 1 (Congress) had signed an agreement when he led a coalition government and hid the facts and details of the agreement outside the country. According to the petition, the petitioners strongly believe that no one can and should endanger the security of the nation. The agreement was signed between the Congress Party and the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing for high-level information exchange and cooperation. In the past, the pact between Congress and China`s ruling Communist Party was used by the BJP in 2008 to divert attention from opposition issues on the Indian simimen faceoff in June, which killed 20 Indian soldiers. The petitioners argued that although India had hostile relations with China, the INC had signed an agreement when it was leading the coalition government. He also added a screenshot of a news article reporting compromises in the agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2008 between Congress and the Communist Party of China.

How can a political party reach an agreement with China? It is not understood in law, a bank of the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde noticed. 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. The petitioners argued that they had asked Congress to make the details of the agreement public, but it did not pay for the supply, reflecting the evil intent of the big old party. “Give an order that NIA orders to review as part of the AUPA,” the petitioners asked.