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May 19, 2018
Karnataka crisis: Anti-defection law makes false assumption that party is always right, curbs legislators' freedom of choiceThe 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.
May 17, 2018
Karnataka polls: As BJP, Congress and JD(S) scramble for support, the anti-defection law will play a crucial roleIf 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.
May 16, 2018
Karnataka Election Result: As Congress-JD(S) MLAs head to Eagleton 'hideout'; a look at growing trend of 'resort politics'Recent developments in Karnataka lay credence to a growing trend of party leaders carting their MLAs off to 'guarded' resorts in the face of a floor test.
May 14, 2018
Parliament Logjam Part 8: Anti-Defection Law must be curbed to empower legislature, promote deliberative democracyOne of the immediate reforms needed to strengthen legislature is to limit Anti-Defection Law in Parliament to votes which affect stability of a government.
Apr 23, 2018
Parliament logjam Part 2: Examining legislative avenues available to keep govt accountable, exercise necessary oversightAfter the recent Budget Session washout, it is important to examine some of the avenues through which the Parliament can exercise its oversight function.
Apr 16, 2018
Parliament logjam: Budget Session 2018 washout, worst in over a decade, shows why legislature desperately needs reform agendaIt 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.
Dec 03, 2017
Chandrababu Naidu emulating TRS, 'buying' our MLAs in Andhra Pradesh, says YSRCP MP PV Midhun ReddyYSR Congress Party MP PV Midhun Reddy on Sunday accused Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu of "buying" the party's MLAs.
Oct 06, 2017
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker says disqualified AIADMK MLAs would've approached party if they intended to stayTamil Nadu Assembly Speaker said if disqualified AIADMK MLAs had intentions to continue in the party, they would have approached it
Oct 02, 2017
TTV Dhinakaran faces arrest after unknown person files FIR with sedition charges against him, 16 others in SalemTTV 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
Sep 30, 2017
A few Apple iPhone 8 Plus devices have a battery problem and it's popping displays offNo, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus models are not catching fire, nor are they exploding. But they are swelling up. Swelling up to the extent that the displays have popped open revealing the hardware inside.