Anti-defection Law in India: History, Provisions, Issues and Analysis

Anti-Defection Law is contained in the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, which was introduced by the 52nd Amendment in 1985 during tenure of Rajiv Gandhi. Earlier, 10th schedule was related to association of Sikkim with India. Once, Sikkim became full fledged state, this schedule was repealed via the 36th amendment act.
Definition of defection
Defection is defined as “to abandon a position…

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Last Updated: May 21, 2016

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    A very good post on ANTI DEFECTION LAW….. cleared all my doubts except one….
    What is the meaning of 1/3rd members or 2/3rd members (as per 91st CAA, 2003)? Is it the numbers of MPs/ MLAs in a House of number of members of the whole party?

  • Radix018

    Yes. Correct.
    The recent mass migration of congress party memebers into People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), led by BJP, is a perfect example. the toal strength of congress was 44, now it is just one as 43 member migrated, which is conspicuously more than 2/3rd.