The Maharashtra political crisis and the applicability of the anti-defection law

The law allows a party to merge with or into another provided in case at least two-thirds of its legislators are in favour of the merger.

New Delhi, Jun 22: Maharashtra leader, Eknath Shinde who has gone to Assam’s Guwahati from Gujarat claimed that he has 40 MLAs with him. While there is speculation that he may float his own party, Shinde has said, we have not left Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena and will not leave it. We have been following his Hindutva and will carry it further.

With the crisis blowing out of proportion for the Shiv Sena the next question that would arise is the applicability of the anti-defection law. The Tenth Schedule, technicalities and also the Anti Defection Law would be cited during the crisis. Ultimately the matter could also end up in the Supreme Court. Now, let us take a look at what the Anti Defection Law is and when does it come into play and how it is also implemented.

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Draupadi Murmu: The many firsts and how BJP led NDA gains from her candidature

Draupadi Murmu

Prior to joining politics, she served as the honorary assistant teacher in Shri Aravindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur, and also as junior assistant in Irrigation Department.

New Delhi, Jun 22: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced on Tuesday that Draupadi Murmu would be its presidential candidate. In her candidature the BJP led NDA has many advantages.

Murmu hails from Odisha and has been the tribal face of the party in the national level for many years.

She is also the first woman leader from Odisha to be appointed as Governor. She began her political career in 1997 when she was elected councilor in the Rajrangpur district in Odisha. She was elected as MLA from the same constituency in 2000.

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Is UCC round the corner? If not, why it should be round the corner

New Delhi, Apr 29: Over the past couple of months, several hints have been dropped about the implementation of the Uniform Civicl Code (UCC).

Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, Pushkar Dhami and Jai Ram Thakur have backed UCC. Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week had spoken about the need to focus on a Common Civil Code. He made the remarks at a core committee meeting of the BJP in Bhopal.

The lone Muslim minister in the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, Danish Azad Ansari is planning to organise ‘Quami Chaupals’ in the state to convice the Muslims to get on board with the UCC. This is a clear sign that the BJP is working towards introducing the UCC.

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Assembly poll results: BJP is already set for a stellar show in 2024

New Delhi, Mar 10: The BJP has put up a stellar show in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The party also is set to form the government in Goa and Manipur, trends at 11.30 am indicated.

The win in Uttar Pradesh is an important one for the BJP. It is a clear morale booster for the BJP as it also shows the pro-incumbency trends in states where it was in power. This puts the BJP in a advantageous position in its preparation for the 2024 elections, leading psephologist Dr. Sandeep Shastri said.

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Big win for BJP in UP, humiliating defeat for Congress in Punjab: Exit poll

New Delhi, Mar 09: The BJP is likely to register a big win in Uttar Pradesh, while the Punjab would perform extremely badly in Punjab predicts another exit poll.

The Lokniti-CSDS exit poll says that the BJP and its allies would win, 43 per cent of the vote share in Uttar Pradesh and the SP would end up with 35 per cent. The BSP would garner 15 per cent of the votes while the Congress would get just 3 per cent, the exit poll says.

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NIA charges 3 for hurling bomb at BJP MLA’s residence in Bengal 

New Delhi, Dec 07: The National Investigation Agency has charged three persons who had hurled several bombs at the office of an MLA in West Bengal. 

The case pertains to the hurling of several bombs adjacent to the gate of the office of MLA, Pawan Kumar Singh on September 8 2021. The intent was to target the MLA and his family members, the NIA said. 

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The test for Bommai and the road ahead: A discussion with Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Aug 19: The transition in Karnataka was a smooth one with Basavaraj Bommai taking over from B S Yediyurappa. While it is too early to tell, the question is how Bommai will take the party forward as in Karnataka the last two years in governance has been extremely crucial.

To find out how the Karnataka scenario will pan out, OneIndia caught up with Dr. Sandeep Shastri, India’s leading psephologist. He begins by saying that the BSY of 2012 is very different compared to the Yediyurappa of 2021.

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Will BSY have the final say on who would replace him in Karnataka

New Delhi, July 27: The BJP leadership would tread carefully while naming a successor to B S Yediyurappa who resigned as the Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday. 

The BJP would keep in mind that the leader who would be CM when the state faces an election in 2023 will have to have the blessings of Yediyurappa. The central leadership would be sending Union Minister, Dharmender Pradhan to Karnataka to oversee the change of guard. 

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BSY says he will quit, but who will replace him

BSY, in deep trouble? Photo courtesy: The Hindu

Bengaluru, July 26: With Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa announcing that he would resign, the big question is who would replace him.

Sources tell OneIndia that observers would be sent from Delhi as the leadership change is effected in the state. 

The observers could come down, following which a legislative party meeting would be held during which a new leader would be appointed. 

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Will the Lingayats stick with BJP if BSY is replaced: An expert’s view

New Delhi, July 26: The political situation in Karnataka today is like that of a close cricket match where one does not know the result until and unless the last ball is bowled. 

Will Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa be replaced and if he is then who will succeed him. OneIndia caught up with India’s leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to discuss the issue. 

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