Anti-Defection Law

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02/2016

The talk of this lecture is to understand the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution popularly known as Anti-Defection Law.

         The expert saidthat this law (Anti-Defection Law) was brought in as a Constitutional Amendment in 1985 in response to public anger against defections because the evil of political defection had become a matter of national concern and if it was not checked, it could very well demoralize incredibly the foundation of India‚Äôs democracy and the principles which sustain the same.

         The expert further elucidates that the rationale behind this law is that a person can raise the issue of potential disqualification of a Member Parliament and a Member of Legislative assembly on the grounds of defection.