Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

News:The Supreme Court(SC) has upheld an order by former Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifying 17 Karnataka MLAs.However,the court has allowed all the disqualified MLAs to contest in the upcoming bypolls. Facts: Background: Karnataka Assembly Speaker had disqualified 17 MLAs under the tenth schedule of the Constitution(anti defection law). The disqualification had barred the legislators from contesting… Continue reading Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

Kapil Mishra disqualified under anti-defection law

An AAP MLA in Delhi has been disqualified under the anti-defection law which is contained in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. It was enacted by Parliament in 1985. The 10th Schedule was inserted to the Constitution through the 52nd Constitutional (Amendment) Act, 1985. The anti-defection law is based on the recommendations of the Y B Chavan… Continue reading Kapil Mishra disqualified under anti-defection law

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs till end of Assembly term

Karnataka Assembly Speaker has disqualified 14 MLAs under the tenth schedule of the Constitution(anti defection law). The disqualification bars the legislators from contesting Assembly polls for the term of the current Assembly and also bars them from holding constitutional posts during this period. The Anti-defection law is contained in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.It… Continue reading Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs till end of Assembly term

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Karnataka Assembly Speaker has disqualified three rebel MLAs as they have violated the provisions of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (anti-defection law). The speaker has said that the rebel lawmakers would now no longer be MLAs with immediate effect and are barred from contesting elections till 2023.However,the disqualification is open to judicial review. The… Continue reading Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

The Limits of Anti-Defection

The recent political crisis in Karnataka has demonstrated the ways in which the anti-defection law can be used and abused. The anti-defection law is contained in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. The 10th Schedule was inserted to the Constitution through the 52nd Constitutional (Amendment) Act, 1985. The anti-defection law is based on the recommendations… Continue reading The Limits of Anti-Defection

Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on petitions filed by the rebel legislators of the ruling government in Karnataka. The plea seeks a directive to the speaker of the Karnataka state assembly to decide on their resignations from the Legislative assembly. During the hearing,Supreme Court said that the position and powers of the Speaker… Continue reading Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

Anti-defection Law: What can disqualify a legislator

The anti-defection law is contained in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. It was enacted by Parliament in 1985. It came into effect on 1st March 1985. The purpose of the anti-defection law is to curb political defection by the legislators. The law applies to both Parliament and state assemblies. It lays down the process… Continue reading Anti-defection Law: What can disqualify a legislator