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Anti-defection law


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.

BSP MLA Verma disqualified

October 18, 2011 12:03 am

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sukhdeo Rajbhar disqualified BSP MLA Krishna Kumar Singh alias Satish Verma under the anti-defection law for joining the Samajwadi Party

Speaker disqualifies fourth BSP MLA

October 17, 2011 1:39 pm

BSP MLA Krishna was disqualified from Assembly under anti-defection law as he had joined SP.

Turncoat MLA disqualified from House

September 17, 2011 2:25 am

Former BSP MLA Fareed Mahfooz Qidwai,on Friday,under the anti-defection law,was disqualified as member of the state Assembly for joining the Samajwadi Party.

SC order on rebel MLAs wrong: Jaitley

May 17, 2011 3:32 am

The criticism is significant as the BJP is claiming majority in the 224-member House after it managed to secure the support of the same rebel MLAs

SC relief for Amar,Jaya Prada in anti-defection case

November 15, 2010 11:51 am

Apex court directed that no action shall be taken against under the Anti-Defection Law in event of their defying a party whip.