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Anti Defection Law and Issues

Anti Defection Law and Issues GS-paper-2 Polity (PT-MAINS) Recently, the 19 rebel MLAs of Rajasthan's ruling party (Congress) have filed a petition before the High Court challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the Assembly Speaker under Anti Defection Law. The disqualification notice was issued on MLAs’ absence from successive Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meetings and a “conspiracy to bring down the governmen

Getting ahead of constitutional practices

Rajasthan developments: Getting ahead of constitutional practices By, P.D.T. Achary is former Secretary General, Lok Sabha Context The Rajasthan High Court’s order of July 24 staying the anti-defection proceedings initiated by the Assembly Speaker against the rebel Congress legislators raises important constitutional issues. A simple petition challenging the issuance of notices by the Speaker to the rebel MLAs was turned into a very complex one challenging the constitutional

Anti Defection Law

Anti Defection Law Context India’s first Member of Parliament to have been disqualified from the Lok Sabha has now been disqualified as an MLA in Mizoram. Mizoram Assembly Speaker disqualifies Zoram People’s Movement MLA Lalduhoma. Ground for disqualification: The disqualification was on the ground that Mr. Lalduhoma had declared himself as a representative of the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) despite being elected as an independent candidate from the Serchhip A

Anti-defection law- Issues with the 10th Schedule

Anti-defection law- Issues with the 10th Schedule Introduction It has reduced legislators to being accountable primarily to the party and failed to preserve the stability of governments The events in Puducherry highlight, yet again, the absurdity of the anti-defection law. Anti-defection law analysis The anti-defection law was included in the Constitution as the Tenth Schedule in 1985 to combat the “evil of political defections”. The main purpose was to pres

Tenth Schedule of Indian Constitution

News? Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly has refused to disqualify 40 MLAs of the Eknath Shinde faction after recognising it as the real Shiv Sena. He also did not disqualify 14 MLAs of the Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray (UBT) group due to technical reasons under the Tenth Schedule. Anti Defection Law? The anti-defection law punishes individual Members of Parliament(MPs)/MLAs for leaving one party for another. Parliament added it to the Constitution as the&nbs

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