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Throw light upon the fundamental challenges in effective implementation of Anti- defection law in the country.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

3. Throw light upon the fundamental challenges in effective implementation of Anti- defection law in the country. (250 words)

Reference:  Hindustan Times

Why the question:

The article explains how the anti-defection law has been singularly responsible for stifling debate in our Parliament and state legislatures. For example, approximately 250 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Lok Sabha have declared their profession as farmers.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the fundamental challenges in effective implementation of Anti- defection law in the country.

 Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the anti-defection law.

Body:

In the body, explain its importance first and then explain how it has been often misused.

Mention about the working of Anti-Defection law, the issues concerning the same.  Explain the flaws of the current Anti-defection law.

Also, mention the importance of intra-party debates and dissent and the effect of anti-defection law on healthy democracy. Present relevant court judgments to substantiate your stand wherever required. Conclusion:

Conclude that there is a need to define the procedure clearly and set a definite and reasonable time limit for each step of the process, ensuring transparency.