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Anti-Defection Law

  Jun 20, 2022

Anti-Defection Law

Q Why is it in News ?

A Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that there was a need to amend the anti-defection legislation in the country to plug existing loopholes.

Q What did Vice President  notice now?

Q What is Anti-defection Law?

Q Which Cases are  considered under the anti-defection law ?

A The law covers three scenarios with respect to shifting of political parties by an MP or an MLA.

(1) Voluntary give-up

(2) Independent members

(3) Nominated MPs

Q Who has Powers for  disqualification ?

Q How Significant  is the role of Speaker/Presiding Officer ?

Q What are reasons for Speakers’ ambiguous action ?

Q What can be the Way forward ?