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Defection
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 08.11.19

Attempts being made to get Congress MLAs defect: Thorat

The Congress in Maharashtra on Friday alleged that attempts were being made to put pressure on party legislators to switch sides.State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said his party has not taken any ...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 06.02.20

Yedi rewards defectors

Ten of the 11 defectors to the BJP in Karnataka have been accommodated in the Yediyurappa cabinet on Thursday, six months after they helped the party pull down the previous coalition government.Chief ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

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

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.19

The logic of democracy is breached

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