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.
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.
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.
August 10, 2021 9:28 pm
Poor functioning of legislative body cannot be blamed on a single law
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?
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.
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.
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.
February 21, 2015 12:19 am
Hargovind Singh may soon lose his membership for violation of anti-defection law.
January 26, 2012 12:05 am
Independent MLAs can't be disqualified under anti-defection law if they withdraw support,says SC.