Delhi HC dismisses AAP MLAs' pleas for recusal of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel from disqualification proceedings
The Delhi HC Wednesday dismissed the pleas of two AAP MLAs, Anil Bajpai and Col Devender Sehrawat, seeking recusal of the Assembly Speaker from disqualification proceedings against them
Delhi HC to hear AAP MLAs' pleas for recusal of Speaker from disqualification proceedings against them on 19 July
AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj had on 10 June filed a petition seeking the disqualification of two MLAs under the anti-defection law for allegedly joining the BJP.
Supreme Court agrees to hear DMK plea seeking disqualification of 10 AIADMK MLAs and Tamil Nadu Dy CM
According to the DMK, the action of Panneerselvam and the 10 other MLAs in having voted against the whip came within the ambit of the Tamil Nadu anti-defection law.
Ex-Congress MLAs in Telangana who joined TRS slam their former party, say they 'are not sheep or buffaloes to be purchased'
The twelve Congress MLAs in Telangana who recently joined the ruling TRS hit back at the Opposition party's state leadership for its attack on them.
Karnataka political turmoil: Congress calls meeting of MLAs; BJP to reportedly shift its legislators from Gurugram resort
The Congress has asked all its MLAs to meet at the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on Friday. The party has issued a whip that any MLA who fails to turn up for the meeting will be expelled from the party and will face action under the anti-defection law.
AIADMK MLAs' disqualification LATEST updates: MK Stalin says 'democracy must be safeguarded', expects by-elections soon
Madras HC verdict on AIADMK MLAs LIVE updates: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the Speaker's decision to disqualify the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs.
Monsoon Session of Parliament can't stall like Budget sitting did; legislature desperately needs reform
It appears the Parliament is in crisis. We need to have a broad debate reforming its working, the anti-defection law, office of profit, among other areas.
Karnataka crisis: Anti-defection law makes false assumption that party is always right, curbs legislators' freedom of choice
The anti-defection law is too sweeping a solution to what is essentially a problem of morality. If a legislator defies the party on which he was voted, surely it is the elector who should punish him and not the party.
Karnataka polls: As BJP, Congress and JD(S) scramble for support, the anti-defection law will play a crucial role
If the Congress and JD(S) issue a whip to vote against the confidence motion for the government and certain legislators defect, they will lose their seats.
Parliament Logjam Part 8: Anti-Defection Law must be curbed to empower legislature, promote deliberative democracy
One of the immediate reforms needed to strengthen legislature is to limit Anti-Defection Law in Parliament to votes which affect stability of a government.
Parliament logjam Part 2: Examining legislative avenues available to keep govt accountable, exercise necessary oversight
After the recent Budget Session washout, it is important to examine some of the avenues through which the Parliament can exercise its oversight function.
YSR Congress Party MP PV Midhun Reddy on Sunday accused Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu of "buying" the party's MLAs.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker says disqualified AIADMK MLAs would've approached party if they intended to stay
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker said if disqualified AIADMK MLAs had intentions to continue in the party, they would have approached it
TTV Dhinakaran faces arrest after unknown person files FIR with sedition charges against him, 16 others in Salem
TTV Dhinakaran faces arrest after a person filed an FIR accusing him and his 16 supporters of sedition under Section 124A for terming the current EK Palaniswamy and O Panneerselvam government in Tamil Nadu, a "killer government
The TTV Dhinakaran camp is apprehensive that Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal may disqualify its legislators before Palaniswami faces a trust vote.
Many may believe Nitish Kumar's decision to embrace the BJP was in the works for weeks, if not months, but the Bihar chief minister insists he himself had no inkling he would return to the NDA fold until the saffron party offered support to him the day he resigned after walking out of the Grand Alliance.
With Palaniswami as new Tamil Nadu CM, only a miracle can save Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvam
Unless a miracle saves him or his supporters spill out on the streets, this looks like the end of O Panneerselvam, the courtier who wanted to be the king.
Former union minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said the anti-defection law has a negative impact on democracy as it diminished the voting power of people's representatives.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to revisit its two-decade-old verdict on the anti-defection law.
The worry for the Congress is that if former state minister Himanta Kumar Sarma actually manages to take 20-odd MLAs along with him, the rebels won't face disqualification under the anti-defection law.