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Do you think ‘Anti-defection law’ succeeded in meeting its intended objectives? Explain. Suggest suitable measures, if any, to be taken in this regard.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Do you think ‘Anti-defection law’ succeeded in meeting its intended objectives? Explain. Suggest suitable measures, if any, to be taken in this regard.(250 words)

PRS India

Why this question:

Last week the Chairman of Rajya Sabha disqualified two Members of Parliament (MPs) from the House under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution (better known as the anti-defection law) for having defected from their party. Thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

The question is aimed at a critical examination of Anti-defection law.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Give a brief introduction about the provisions of Anti defection law.

Body:

Explain about the loopholes that political parties are using for the defection of parties.

Write about the landmark cases that are related to the case and the Supreme court’s pronouncements.

Suggest suitable steps to be taken in this regard.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.