Opinion  /  Published 07.07.22

Controversy surrounding anti-defection law

The provision does suffer from ambiguity, but an attentive reading could suggest that the merger would have to be of the original party with two-thirds of the members agreeing to it...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.07.22

Call to junk anti-defection law

The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution disqualifies defectors from the membership of legislative bodies, but its Paragraph 4 grants certain exemptions...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.22

SC order on Mukul defection

The court posted the matter for further hearing to the second week of February...
By Our Legal Correspondent

World  /  Published 02.01.22

South Korean defects to North

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) says it carried out a search operation after detecting the person ...
By Reuters in Seoul

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

For the sake of inner freedom

An effective regulatory framework for political parties should arise out of a constitutional guarantee ...
By Anurag Tiwary


India  /  Published 22.11.21

SC nudge on Mukul plea

Petition against the TMC leader scheduled for hearing on December 21, lawyer tells court...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.09.21

Karnataka BJP MLA spills ‘cash’ offer, retracts

Shrimant Patil claimed he was offered money to leave Cong two years ago when the saffron camp toppled Kumaraswamy’s Congress-JDS government through defections...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Ghosh and Suvendu differ on reasons for defection

While Adhikari said MLAs Tanmoy Ghosh and Biswajit Das had not taken part in BJP’s activities in the past 4 months, Dilip alleged that the duo had been coerced into switching sides ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Mukul defection case puts Trinamul in a bind

Speaker to decide, says high court; buzz over compromise candidate as PAC chief...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.21

How to dodge anti-defection law

Mukul Roy’s party hopping is one in a series of similar episodes in the state ever since Trinamul Congress was formed...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta


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