Opinion  /  Published 07.07.22

Controversy surrounding anti-defection law

History keeps repeating itself every time a government is toppled by defection. This is the history of controversy around the so-called anti-defection law — or the exemptions for defectors conta...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.07.22

Call to junk anti-defection law

Calls have been sounded for junking the anti-defection law and disqualifying all defecting lawmakers following the recent Shiv Sena rebellion that has led to a change of government in Maharashtra. Th...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.22

SC order on Mukul defection

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee two weeks to take a decision on the disqualification plea filed against Mukul Roy, who had won as a BJP candidate from Krishn...
By Our Legal Correspondent

World  /  Published 02.01.22

South Korean defects to North

A South Korean has crossed the heavily fortified border in a rare defection to North Korea, South Korea’s military said on Sunday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it carried out a search o...
By Reuters in Seoul

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

For the sake of inner freedom

The debate on inner-party democracy dates back to the Rajiv Gandhi years when, in 1985, his government enacted the anti-defection law. Rajiv Gandhi made parties submit their internal Constitution to t...
By Anurag Tiwary


India  /  Published 22.11.21

SC nudge on Mukul plea

By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.09.21

Karnataka BJP MLA spills ‘cash’ offer, retracts

A BJP lawmaker in Karnataka has claimed he was offered money to leave the Congress two years ago when the BJP toppled H.D. Kumaraswamy’s Congress-JDS government through defections, only to do an abo...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Ghosh and Suvendu differ on reasons for defection

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari spoke in contradictory tones as they tried to cite reasons at a press meet in Calcutta on Wednesday for the recent defection of ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

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


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