Kerala High Court calls for financial penalty on defecting politicians, changes to anti-defection law

"The conduct of political defection betrays not only the party under whose ticket the candidate contested the elections but also the will of the people who elected the candidate", the Court said.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

Taking note of increasing defection from political parties despite the existence of anti-defection laws, the Kerala High Court recently expressed its hope that a law would be enacted imposing financial penalties on defectors. [Deepak K v Kerala State Election Commission & Ors.]

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