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Anti-Defection Law and Parliamentary Privileges

Anti-Defection Law and Parliamentary Privileges

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Contents
Chapter 1.    Background and the Law
Chapter 2.    Constitutionality of the Law
Chapter 3.    Defection in State Legislatures
Chapter 4.    Cases in Union Parliament
Chapter 5.    Reforming the Law
Chapter 6.    Parliamentary Privileges, Party whips and the Anti- Defection Law- 
                       A  Case Study
Chapter 7.   The Anti-Defection Law
Chapter 8.    Disqualification on groud of defection Rules, 1985
Chapter 9.   Case Law Analysis- Select Supreme Court Cases
Annexure I - Decisions of Lok Sabha Speakers in Defection Cases
Annexure II - Decisions in regard to Members of State Legislatures
Annexure III- Recommendations of the National Commission to Review the 
                        Working of the Constitution
Annexure IV-The Constitution (Ninety- First Amendment) Act, 2003
Addendum - Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Case
Subject Index
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Author Details
Advocate Supreme Court and consultant in constitutional law and parliamentary matters
Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap had his higher education and professional training at Allahabad, New Delhi. Washington D.C., Dallas, London and Geneva. He took voluntary retirement from the office of Secretary-General Lok Sabha in the year 1990 and since then has been an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Policy Research. He is also Honorary Editor of the monthly South Asia Politics. Enrolled as an advocate after retirement, he has been doing some chamber practice and has been giving legal opinion in important matters specially in the constitutional and parliamentary fields. His clients/querists have included several high dignitaries, Governors, Chief Ministers, Union Ministers, Advocates, Government Departments, PSUs, institutions and others. He is also on the GOI Panel of Advocates for the Supreme Court.
Dr. Kashyap has a few dozen prestigious published volumes and a few hundred papers, articles and monographs to his credit. He has been a Nehru Fellow, US Congressional Fellow of APSA, UN (UNDP) Fellow and Fellow of the Academy of American and International Law. He was awarded the Honorary title of Commander and Honorary Order of the Academy of San Francisco for his services to constitutional studies. He has been honoured by 'Vidur Samman' 'Rajiv Smriti Samman', 'Vishist Seva Award', Vidhi Seva Samman’ and 'Great Son of the Soil Award’ among others. Earlier, he was Director of the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies and headed the CIDD of IPU at Geneva. He was a member of the IIC Committee on the Constitution and Honorary Director of their project on Constitutional Reforms. He was Honorary Constitutional Advisor to Government of India on PRI Laws and Institutions and a Member of the Justice Verma Committee on Fundamental Duties. Also, he was a member of National Commission to review the working of the Constitution and Chairman of its Drafting and Editorial Committee (2000-2002).
For some years, he was an Honorary Member of the Law Faculty of the Marathwada University and Member of the Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He has been examiner of several universities for LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Law. He is on the Advisory/Governing Boards of a number of national and international organizations, journals, institutes, universities, etc. Also, he is Chairman/Member of several high level Committees and Boards, President Rashtriya Jagriti Sansthan and ORF Institute of Politics and Governance.
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