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anti-defection law

Manish Tewari | What ails Parliament?

A salient instrument of holding government accountable is Question Hour

03 Dec 2022 11:48 PM

Manish Tewari | Scrap defection law, find a new way to ensure probity

The fact remains that over the past 37 years the anti-defection law has failed to fulfil the foremost objective for which it was enacted

02 Jul 2022 11:43 PM

Mohan Guruswamy | Anti-defection law and inner-party democracy

Political parties are extra or non-constitutional arrangements to organise people on the basis of shared ideas, interests or philosophies

01 Mar 2022 6:48 AM

Age Debate: A win for BJP and the disqualified, really?

The BJP is elated as it can look to their support - if they win the bypolls - to shore up their numbers.

16 Nov 2019 7:33 AM

K'taka: What SC verdict means for anti-defection law, BSY govt, 'rebel' MLAs

The judgement has bearing on the upcoming Karnataka bypolls which are scheduled for December 5.

13 Nov 2019 12:14 PM


Goa defections an outrage

Given such a dubious first call, the party had the advantage of engineering defections.

29 Mar 2019 2:42 AM

Need new rules to tame ‘erring’ MPs: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-president calls for a stronger anti-defection law to make it harder to switch parties.

05 Sep 2018 1:55 AM

Post-poll pacts need disciplining

Disastrous consequences to the nation of a rule by such a coalition even for a brief spell of six months are not difficult to imagine.

31 May 2018 1:16 AM

Anti-defection law does more harm than good

The anti-defection law essentially removes the conscience of the elected representative and is thus a blow to democracy and constitutionalism.

20 May 2018 5:34 AM

Netas to lose 6 years for switching party

Corporators or councillors switching loyalties will be disqualified for 6 years.

13 Dec 2016 4:28 AM