Anti Defection Law
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 in

India  /  Published 21.01.20

SC nudge to replace Speaker post

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to “seriously consider amending the Constitution” so that an independent tribunal headed by a former judge could replace the Speaker as arbiter when i...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.19

The chowkidar who is not above horse-trading

In politics, wishes can, evidently, be horses — the ones that are traded to make or break governments. Horse-trading, the term popularly used in India to describe defections by members of a party, c...
By The Editorial Board in


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