The fact remains that over the past 37 years the anti-defection law has failed to fulfil the foremost objective for which it was enacted
02 Jul 2022 11:43 PM
Political parties are extra or non-constitutional arrangements to organise people on the basis of shared ideas, interests or philosophies
01 Mar 2022 6:48 AM
The BJP is elated as it can look to their support - if they win the bypolls - to shore up their numbers.
16 Nov 2019 7:33 AM
The judgement has bearing on the upcoming Karnataka bypolls which are scheduled for December 5.
13 Nov 2019 12:14 PM
Given such a dubious first call, the party had the advantage of engineering defections.
29 Mar 2019 2:42 AM
Vice-president calls for a stronger anti-defection law to make it harder to switch parties.
05 Sep 2018 1:55 AM
Disastrous consequences to the nation of a rule by such a coalition even for a brief spell of six months are not difficult to imagine.
31 May 2018 1:16 AM
The anti-defection law essentially removes the conscience of the elected representative and is thus a blow to democracy and constitutionalism.
20 May 2018 5:34 AM
Corporators or councillors switching loyalties will be disqualified for 6 years.
13 Dec 2016 4:28 AM