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Defection
India  /  Published 19.07.20

Ban defectors from holding public office for 5 years: Sibal

Amid the political firestorm in Rajasthan following Sachin Pilot's rebellion, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday called for amending the anti-defection law to ban all defectors from hold...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.02.19

Jharkhand speaker upholds 'merger' of JVM MLAs with BJP

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon on Wednesday upheld as legal the merger of six JVM MLAs with the BJP in February 2015, quashing the petition of JVM president Babulal Marandi and his MLA Pradee...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Congress workers impatient for a fight

Defections in Goa and Karnataka, which followed a similar exodus of legislators in Telangana, have created panic stations in the Congress and the majority of party workers feel the crisis will deepen ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.11.19

Defector MLA richer by Rs 185 crore

One of the former Congress MLAs whose defection in July helped the BJP come to power in Karnataka has declared a Rs 185-crore rise in total assets in 18 months in his by-election affidavit, prompting ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

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 21.06.19

Congress attacks BJP ‘culture of defections’

The Congress on Friday said the BJP had been blatantly violating the constitutional scheme by breaking rival political parties using money power and coercion and legitimising the culture of defections...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The BJP has regularized defection into open strategy

The Karnataka Speaker was partly right. The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the 17 members of the legislative assembly in Karnataka who, by crossing the floor — 16 of them have join...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.19

'Tis the season for defection

This is the season of political defections; and it is going to last much longer than expected. The unseemly spectacle of Karnataka is merely the beginning. The political grapevine is abuzz with unexpe...
By The Telegraph in

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

North East  /  Published 08.05.19

Apex court stay on ‘merger’ in Nagaland

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the “defection” of two National People’s Party (NPP) legislators to the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland.The bench of Chie...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur


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