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Anti-defection law


Urgent need to rationalise powers and jurisdictions of presiding officers: LS Speaker Om Birla

November 15, 2021 9:10 pm

Pointing out that presiding officers have “unlimited powers”, Birla said there is urgent need to rationalize the powers and jurisdictions of Presiding Officers for putting in place a robust system for the implementation of the Anti-Defection Law.

Is there a good way for a political party to achieve internal democracy?

October 24, 2021 9:37 am

Democratic functioning may be an ideological imperative, operational choice, or legitimising tactic but it is not an end in itself for a political party.

Explained: The anti-defection law, and how it has often failed to discourage defection

October 06, 2021 1:09 pm

The anti-defection law punishes individual MPs/MLAs for leaving one party for another. It allows a group of MP/MLAs to join (i.e. merge with) another political party without inviting the penalty for defection.

Yes, this is the Parliament we deserve

August 10, 2021 9:28 pm

Poor functioning of legislative body cannot be blamed on a single law

Anti-defection law: When a nominated MP loses Rajya Sabha membership

March 24, 2021 9:05 am

What is the anti-defection law because of which Dasgupta had to resign after being chosen as an election candidate?

Why should court assume Speaker's power to disqualify MLAs under anti-defection law: SC

July 30, 2019 10:05 pm

The bench made this comment while hearing an appeal filed by DMK leader R Sakkarapani challenging the April 2018 Madras High Court verdict dismissing his plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs, including Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Legislators who change party affiliations must seek re-election

July 19, 2019 9:41 am

A defection is a betrayal of the mandate. Any shift in political affiliation would mean the right to represent the mandate is lost. Political morality demands that he resign his seat and seek re-election.

A case for more electoral nuance

April 12, 2019 12:05 am

It is time India tweaked its first-past-the-post system so that the people’s vote is not so easily hijacked.

BSP MLC set to lose membership

February 21, 2015 12:19 am

Hargovind Singh may soon lose his membership for violation of anti-defection law.

Can’t punish Independents for not giving support: SC

January 26, 2012 12:05 am

Independent MLAs can't be disqualified under anti-defection law if they withdraw support,says SC.