The writer is a former secretary general of the Lok Sabha.
The anti-defection law is contained in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. It was enacted by Parliament in 1985. It came into effect on 1st March 1985.
The anti-defection law is routinely misinterpreted.
Concealing the identity of donors in electoral bonds goes against a fundamental tenet of democracy — transparency. Any executive Act which takes away transparency is anti-democratic and against public interest.
Supreme Court order makes it clear ‘services’ fall under Delhi government, not LG
That the government in Delhi is elected yet circumscribed points to a constitutional anomaly. Apex court should correct it.
Why the Centre’s notification against cattle slaughter is controversial
In the Lokpal delay, absence of a leader of opposition is a red herring
The right to withdraw money cannot be extinguished by demonetisation.
A Jain monk being called to address the Haryana Vidhan Sabha is a first. It raises issues of propriety and sanctity — and constitutional questions.
In spite of attempts to dress it as one, Aadhaar bill is not a money bill.
Considering the circumstances, the NDA’s ordinances are justified.
SC has asked for reasons for removing governors. Does NDA have any?