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The anti-defection law that was designed to eliminate political defection, is rather being misused to facilitate defection. Do you agree? Comment

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

3. The anti-defection law that was designed to eliminate political defection, is rather being misused to facilitate defection. Do you agree? Comment (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Reference: The Indian Express

Why the question:

A recent judgment relating to defection in Goa Assembly is in news, and hence the interpretation of related schedule

Key Demand of the question:

Mention the purpose, issues and recommendations relating to Defection provisions

Directive word:

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the topic and form an overall opinion thereupon

 Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Brief on the constitutional provisions-Article Numbers, schedule relating to defection

Body:

First, mention in brief the provisions in the Indian constitution relating to defection

Then, highlight the instances where it has facilitated defection, rather than preventing it

Further, mention the issues associated with the provision, with the relevant way forward

Conclusion:

A relevant closing statement