Q What is the context ?
A The All-India Presiding Officers’ Conference (AIPOC) ended with the delegates failing to reach a consensus on whether the Speaker’s powers under the anti-defection law should be limited.
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.
2. Independent members
3. Nominated MPs
Q Who has the powers to disqualification ?
Q What is role of the Speaker/Presiding Officer ?
Q What are reasons for Speakers’ bias ?
Q What can be Way forward ?