May 01, 2022
Here’s our today’s edition of the Current Affairs Dialog box, wherein we will discuss the Anti-Defection Law in detail. Read further to upgrade your UPSC exam preparation and find the topic’s relevance to the UPSC CSE syllabus.
For Prelims: Anti Defection Law, Tenth Schedule, Parliament, Constitutional Amendments
For Mains: Indian Constitution, Constitutional Amendments, Anti Defection Law and related issues, Tenth Schedule, judicial review, Right to Information.
Recently, the Vice-President of India has said that the time has come to amend the anti-defection legislation in the country to plug existing loopholes.
What are the grounds for disqualification under the anti-defection law? Do you think it is used by the political parties to stifle dissent?
The disqualification on the ground of defection does not apply in the following two cases:
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The anti-defection law seeks to provide a stable government by ensuring the legislators do not switch sides.
|Members||Grounds of Disqualification|
|Members of Political Parties: A member of a House belonging to any political party becomes disqualified for being a member of the House.||If he/she voluntarily gives up his membership in such a political party.|
If he votes or abstains from voting in such a House contrary to any direction issued by his political party without obtaining prior permission of such party and such act has not been condoned by the party within 15 days.
|Independent Members||If he joins any political party after getting elected to the House.|
|Nominated Members||If he joins any political party after the expiry of six months from the date on which he takes his seat in the House (can join any political party within six months).|
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