Defection: Political dissidents are MLA’s and MP’s who defy their own political party policy for self gain. They don’t even bother for a second to cheat the trust of the common man who have voted them. Can an MLA or MP join a different party (say B) after having won the election on a ticket from a different party (say A) ?
Most of us tell lies everyday: saying you’ve left the house when you’re still getting ready. Most of us probably wouldn’t go much bigger than that. Especially if it was to our boss and our job was on the line.
However, if two-third(earlier one-third, changed by 91st amendment of constitution ) members of the party chose to go then they can. Anti defection law will not apply.
Perhaps this is one of the greatest feats of irony. What should be an open and honest profession is frequently being riddled with lies and deceit.
Many of us have come to accept this as a regular feature of politics, especially around election season.
Political dissent, in present scenario, is expression of civil disobedience and has become a tool for violating own promise.
How can an elected person can do so ? How can they jump to another political lobby when they are mere representative of the people’s trust ?
Can an MLA or MP join a different party (say B) after having won the election on a ticket from a different party (say A) ?
Individual MP or MLA should lose his membership from the house for anti defection law.
Anti defection law was passed to prohibit ayaram gayaram tendencies of members.
Moreover if only one member of a political party gets elected, he can change his party and the anti defection law will not apply. The line member is considered as individual candidate. This happens in Indian assembly when one candidate won single seat and chose to switch party.
A voter is not voting for the candidate but for the Party for that Manifesto, past work and faith in future work.
Any MLA or MP who switches Party in India does so purely for his own interests. He virtually ditches his voters and betrays them. The Anti defection Law has many loopholes deliberately left by all Political parties. Because switching party is beneficial for all parties at sometimes. The only way to stop this betrayal is there should be Law that automatically makes such MLA/MP disqualified for life.
I have been always wondering, we all claim to be democratic and secular. An election is contested on Party manifesto. A Candidate is merely a representative of the Party. Then how the hell each and every candidate has the right and authority to change the verdict of the voter without taking their consent ?
Where is the representation of the wish of the voters ? Is this not foolong of democrecy ?
What is the Supreme Court Of India has to say on this ?