P Dhanapal allegedly delayed a decision on the membership of AIADMK MLAs who voted against the E Planiswami govt in 2017
In rare move, SC invokes plenary power to remove Manipur minister for switching over to BJP after winning election
In a rare move, the Supreme Court Wednesday invoked its plenary powers and ordered forthwith removal of BJP lawmaker and Manipur Forest Cabinet Minister TH Shyamkumar, restraining him from entering the Assembly till further orders
'Ready for floor test during Assembly': Kamal Nath tells Madhya Pradesh governor that 22 Congress MLAs held 'captive' by BJP
Expressing the readiness of his government for a floor test in the Assembly, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday accused the BJP of holding 22 Congress MLAs in captivity.
'Fortunate to be part of BJP': Jyotiraditya Scindia pledges support to saffron party, Rahul Gandhi says ex-Guna MP ignored his ideology
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who on Thursday received a rousing welcome from BJP workers in Bhopal a day after ending his alliance with the Congress and joining the saffron party, said that he considers himself fortunate that the BJP accepted him in the party and assured workers that he will work wholeheartedly for them.
Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Updates: Jyotiraditya Scindia named BJP's RS candidate for MP; Youth Congress protests against MLAs' resignations
Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Updates: Members of the Indian Youth Congress on Wednesday held a protest against the BJP in Delhi and alleged that it was trying to horse-trade Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh in a bid to topple the Kamal Nath-led state government. The protesters commenced the march from the IYC office in Raisina Road, PTI reported.
Madhya Pradesh crisis another reminder that India's anti-defection law is rife with problems, needs serious rethink
Critics say that the anti-defection law strips the MPs and MLAs of their independent moral compass or decision making powers as they are forced to toe the party line.
'Congress not same as before': Jyotiraditya Scindia joins BJP amid political crisis in Madhya Pradesh; both parties whisk away MLAs to avoid poaching
Jyotiraditya Scindia was inducted into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday after he resigned from the Congress, resulting in the Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh government facing a threat to its majority as 22 loyalist MLAs followed suit.
'Congress far removed from reality': Jyotiraditya Scindia joins BJP, says ‘hurt, distressed' about not being able to serve people
Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters Jyotiraditya Scindia hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and said the country's future is secure in his hands
Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Maharashtra: To counter unethical post-poll alliances, scope of anti-defection law needs widening
After the NCP, Congress Party and Shiv Sena announced their alliance, certain voters moved to Supreme Court to stop the 'unholy alliance' (as termed by them) since it defeats the electoral mandates
Maharashtra political turnaround: BJP stuns Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP; here are seven questions raised by day's machinations
As Maharashtra waits for the outcome of the current situation, there are still some questions that need answering especially amid shifting loyalties
Maharashtra government: After shocker from Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, new combination may have to pass through legal scrutiny
The correct political position will determine the development of legal issues, which no doubt will be open to scrutiny by courts.
SC verdict on rebel Karnataka MLAs: Stricter model of disqualification will have 'chilling effect' on legitimate dissent, says apex court
In the Karnataka judgment, the SC said that having a 'stricter model' of disqualification for lawmakers who defy the party line will have a chilling effect on legitimate dissent and it cannot be accepted, the Supreme Court said Wednesday.
Days after indicating that his party was still open for continuing its alliance with the Congress, JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda on Monday spoke about going it alone, as he predicted mid-term polls in Karnataka
Former AAP minister Kapil Mishra joins BJP; was disqualified by Delhi Assembly Speaker under anti-defection law
Former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government and disqualified MLA Kapil Mishra along with AAP women’s wing chief Richa Pandey joined the BJP on Saturday.
HD Kumaraswamy tells JD(S) workers to be prepared for fresh elections in Karnataka; party to contest on all 17 seats if by-polls happen
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy told party workers to be prepared for by-polls, as the JD(S) is likely to field candidates in all the 17 constituencies, or to expect fresh elections in the state
'Became CM accidentally', HD Kumaraswamy hints at exit from politics; expresses satisfaction with work done by Cong-JD(S) govt
HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday hinted at leaving politics, asserting that it is not for good people and emphasises on casteism.
Delhi Assembly Speaker disqualifies rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, says he has 'given up the membership of his original political party'
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday disqualified rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra under the anti-defection law.
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Karnataka-esque political catastrophes might be an exception if a strong anti-defection law is brought in soon
The seeds of the anti-defection law were sown much earlier — after the general elections in 1967. Back then Congress formed the government at the Centre, but its strength in Lok Sabha fell from 361 to 283 as during the year it lost control of seven state governments because the MLAs shifted their political allegiance.