Kerala HC slams defection of elected candidates, says it's alien to democracy, immoral

A Division Bench of the Chief Justice and Justice Shaji P Chaly issued the order while dismissing a plea filed by Varghese KV, chairman of Thiruvalla Municipality, challenging his disqualification

published on : 19th November 2020

Defection fever grips coronavirus-hit Bihar

On the other side of the political divide, three RJD MLAs, including two who were expelled on Sunday from the party, joined the JD-U.

published on : 18th August 2020

SC agrees to hear plea for direction to Goa assembly Speaker to decide disqualification petition

In his plea filed through advocate Sahil Tagotra, Chodankar has sought directions to restrain these 10 MLAs from participating in Assembly proceedings during the pendency of disqualification petition.

published on : 16th June 2020

SC defers hearing on DMK's plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs

The DMK referred to an earlier order of the top court which had disposed of the plea after taking note of the submission that the Speaker has initiated proceedings on the disqualification plea.

published on : 16th June 2020

Don't let turncoat Congress MLAs enter Assembly: Manipur HC to Speaker 

The court told Speaker Yumnam Khemchand to “restrain” the entry of seven Congress MLAs, who had “defected” to the saffron party, into the Assembly until further order.

published on : 8th June 2020

After Congress MLAs' resignation in Gujarat, Digvijaya Singh seeks amendment in anti-defection law

As per the earlier anti-defection law, any elected lawmaker who quit a party couldn’t contest any election for six years. Later it was changed following court orders

published on : 8th June 2020

Suggestions sought for more stringent Anti-Defection Law

Suggestions can be sent to the assembly secretary’s office before June 10. 

published on : 28th May 2020

Pondy Speaker issues show-cause notice to dissident Congress MLA

The show-cause notice was sent to Dhanavelu by post on Friday. He has to submit a reply within seven days from the receipt of the notice.

published on : 9th February 2020

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