Strip Speakers of powers to decide on political defections

Several legal experts and political leaders on Sunday called for stripping judicial powers from Speakers of legislative Houses and entrusting them to the Election Commission, particularly in respect of the powers to decide pleas seeking disqualification of legislators who defect to other parties.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 18:51

About Loksatta Party

Loksatta Aandolan began as a citizen's movement in 1996 to help promote electoral and governance reforms. Loksatta Party was born in 2006 out of the realization that the best and brightest of society need to embrace politics. It is the party for the new generation, a generation that is sick and tired of dynastic and vote bank politics, a generation that has no time for politics run by the unholy trinity of corruption, greed and nepotism.