Anti Defection Law
West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Mukul defection case puts Trinamul in a bind

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj on Tuesday iterated that the disqualification of an  MLA under the anti-de...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.21

How to dodge anti-defection law

In the years between 2001 and 2005, Subrata Mukherjee held the mayor’s post in Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) as a Trinamul nominee. But, in the state Assembly he signed on the register fo...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.21

BJP’s plan against Mukul Roy

Partha Chatterjee, the minister for parliamentary affairs, announced the names of the chairpersons of eight Assembly standing committees from which BJP MLAs had resigned. He named Sudipto Roy, Humayun...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 16.03.21

India needs a stronger anti-defection law

YES Breach of trust One votes for a candidate based on the political party he or she stands for. When, after being elected, this representative shifts loyalties to another party, it is an attack not...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 26.12.20

Naidu: end politics of convenience

Underlining the need to make the anti-defection law more stringent, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said if loopholes in it are not plugged, “we will be making a mockery of democracy...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi


North East  /  Published 28.11.20

Mizoram Opposition leader disqualified

Lalduhoma, leader of the Opposition in the Mizoram Assembly, has been disqualified under the antidefection law, a ruling that makes him the first MLA from the state to face such a penalty. Mizoram As...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 03.11.20

Congress: why doesn't PM curb MLA purchase?

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.07.19

Allies in SC against whip shield

The Congress legislature party in Karnataka and chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday challenged Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, which said the dissident legislators cannot be compelled to par...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.06.20

Manipur HC bars 'defecting' Congress MLAs from entering Assembly

 The High Court of Manipur on Monday restrained seven Congress MLAs, who defected to the BJP, from entering the Assembly till Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh finally disposes of the pending anti-d...
By PTI in Imphal

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.19

Partying hard in the era of the highest bidder

Lost somewhere in the mists of the past is a joke referring to quick-change politicians. By changing his party three times in one day in 1967, Gaya Lal, a member of the legislative assembly of Haryana...
By The Editorial Board


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