A Critical Analysis of Anti-defection Laws in India


  • Sumit Vashishtha Student, BBA LLB (Hons’.), Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bengaluru.
  • Bhoomanna Reddy Professor, Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bengaluru.




Anti-Defection, Democracy, Elected Representatives, Legislative process Political-Defection.


The Anti-defection statute has a great relevance in Indian democracy. Political defections in India persist despite the Anti-Defection Laws being put into place, which begs the question of how efficient these laws are at preserving political stability and discouraging opportunistic behavior on the part of elected officials. This study looks into the causes of political defections’ continued occurrence in India and assesses how well the Anti-Defection Laws work to solve the problem. The law’s historical context, its clauses, their effects on political parties, and how the legislative process operates will all be examined in this paper. In addition to looking at proposed changes to the current system, the report will also analyze the arguments and complaints made against the law.


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How to Cite

Vashishtha, S., & Reddy, B. (2024). A Critical Analysis of Anti-defection Laws in India. International Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 9(1), 70–77. https://doi.org/10.60143/ijls.v9.i1.2023.86





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