No consensus on amending anti-defection law at presiding officers' meeting

There were two divergent views among the members of a committee constituted to examine the law, with the majority in favour of giving more power to the Chair.

published on : 15th July 2022

Birla to chair meet of presiding officers of legislative bodies Friday, anti-defection law on agenda

The political developments in Maharashtra and Goa have brought the focus back on the anti-defection law.

published on : 13th July 2022

Need more teeth in anti-defection law, says Kharge

The BJP was using all means to destabilise government including raids by the IT department and ED to compel MLAs to change sides.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Maharashtra crisis: All you need to know about the anti-defection law and the disqualification of rebel MLAs

Inserted by the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1985, the Tenth Schedule lays down the rules and procedures for disqualification of a member from the house by the presiding officer. 

published on : 28th June 2022

Uncanny similarities between K’taka 2019 & Maharashtra 2022: Adagur H Vishwanath

Vishwanath’s supporters say that BJP insisted on nominating him as an MLC and not letting him contest the Council polls, as they wanted to ensure that he did not become a minister.

published on : 27th June 2022

Siddaramaiah bats for strong anti-defection law

Addressing the media here, the former chief minister lashed out at the BJP for indulging in ‘Operation Kamala’ to lure Opposition legislators to topple governments.

published on : 24th June 2022

Time to amend anti-defection law: M Venkaiah Naidu

Legislation has loopholes, says VP, adding delay in decision by speakers, courts a matter of concern 

published on : 25th April 2022

Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram season will start soon in Karnataka: Satish Jarkiholi

“Many, including most of the 17 legislators who defected from the Congress, several ministers and legislators from other parties are in touch with the Congress,” he claimed.

published on : 28th January 2022

Boris Johnson hit with dramatic defection, rebel plot over partygate scandal

Among defections and moves to trigger a conservative party leadership contest, Cabinet Office investigation into the partygate allegations is expected to report next week.

published on : 19th January 2022

UP polls: Amid defections, allies mount pressure on BJP for increasing share in seats

As per the sources, Anupriya Patel has demanded over a dozen seats this time -- half of them from eastern UP and the rest in the Bundelkhand region.

published on : 13th January 2022

Former Punjab AAP MLA Baldev Singh joins Congress

Baldev Singh was disqualified in October from the membership of the Punjab Assembly by speaker under the anti-defection law.

published on : 11th December 2021

'Might be from other state, not Nagaland': BJP leader refutes claims of party MLAs joining TMC

Earlier in the day, BJP sources in Nagaland had said 12 disgruntled party leaders were in Kolkata and they would meet the TMC leadership.

published on : 5th December 2021

Close aide of Telangana Agriculture Minister joins Congress

While welcoming Rangineni Abhilash Rao into the Congress party fold, TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy alleged that Minister Niranjan Reddy was involved in massive corruption.

published on : 26th November 2021

CPI leaders felt 'betrayed' by Kanhaiya joining Congress, say sources

Kanhaiya Kumar's move was a result of his ambition. There is no ideological political commitment, CPI general secretary D Raja said.

published on : 6th October 2021

107 TMC, Congress, CPM MLAs will join BJP in West Bengal, claims Mukul Roy

Roy said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.

published on : 13th July 2019

Section 144 clamped in Mangalore ahead of Karnataka floor test today

The Supreme Court directed Yeddyurappa to prove the majority in the assembly at 4 p.m. on May 19.

published on : 19th May 2018

JD(S) alleges DGCA denied permission to chartered flights to Kochi for MLAs

Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them to a resort in Kochi.

published on : 18th May 2018

Disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs was not done in haste: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker

The 18 MLAs were disqualified on a plea by the ruling party's whip after they met the governor and expressed their lack of confidence in the chief minister.

published on : 18th December 2017

North Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

An official with the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North's border guards fired at least 40 rounds.

published on : 14th November 2017

North Koreans fire at fellow soldier trying to defect to South Korea

North Korean soldiers have occasionally managed to defect to South Korea across the heavily guarded border. But it's rare for a North Korean soldier to defect via the border village of Panmunjom.

published on : 13th November 2017