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2)  “Defection is condemnable, especially if it is to bring down one regime and form another.” Comment in the backdrop of political crisis presently facing the state of Karnataka. (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

2)  “Defection is condemnable, especially if it is to bring down one regime and form another.” Comment in the backdrop of political crisis presently facing the state of Karnataka. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is based on the current situation of political crisis the state of Karnataka is undergoing.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the nuances of defection in detail.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Discuss in brief what is meant by defection.

Body:

The answer needs to discuss the following aspects – 

Discuss in detail the constitutional provisions related to defection in the Indian polity.

Explain what way the provisions are often being misused for political gains.

Use the example of the current Karnataka case and other states in the past.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions, what should be the way forward.