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  • Cross-voting and defections in focus again

    Cross-voting and defections in focus again

    Despite the stringent anti-defection laws, cross-voting or floor crossing is going on. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu recently commented that the anti-defection law must be amended to rectify the loopholes. 

    June 12, 2022
  • The Defection Game

    The Defection Game

    Defectors contend that anti-defection laws stifle their right to free speech, glossing over the fact that they are not individuals with a free will but representatives of an electorate that voted for them on the basis of certain assurances including that of party affiliation. Seen in this perspective, defection is an act of betrayal of the people’s trust

    January 26, 2022