Our politicians used to bring down governments till the anti-defection law introduced as the 52nd amendment to the Indian constitution. It was great initiative that has been taken by the Indian Parliament, and executed as a law. Now it is mandatory for them to hunt in packs, as a minimum of one-third of total party MP/MLA are required to cause a split in the Assembly/ Parliament.
On the last day of the last session of the first Lok Sabha, the Speaker and others made some valedictory remarks. On this occasion, Jawaharlal Nehru, the prime minister made some references to the reasons behind the founding fathers choosing the system of parliamentary democracy as the most suited for the India.
"We have lived here, as indeed people have lived all over the world, at a moment of great change, transition, and sometimes of vast upsets and revolutionary process. We have not only been part of that world drama but we had our own drama also," Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had said this on March 28, 1957.
At the topmost level, every party have been the most affected. The Congress seems the most affected party as its MP Jagadambika Pal from Domariaganj has resigned from all duties of the Congress party. Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurgaon, D. Purandeshwari from Vishakhapatnam, Satpal Maharaj from Pouri Garhwal and Vitthal Radadiya from Porbandar are some of the giant names who have resigned from the Congress to join saffron party BJP.
The first big name to change his association was Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). He got linked with the NDA with much splendor, ruining his secular credentials. Formerly, also in Bihar, RJD and Lalu Yadav got a large jolt when his neighboring confidante, Ramkripal Yadav, left to join the BJP.
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