Understanding Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram in the Recent Political Tenor

Pranav Bhansali and Himanshu Malik
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India.

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

This article aims to shed a light on the menace of Defections which has been a major peril for our Democracy since ‘Regionalism’ was introduced into Politics, till the year of 1985 when the 52nd Amendment to the Constitution inducted the X Schedule in our Mother Document. But has it actually posed a challenge to the conspirators or the so called Chanakya’s threatening the true essence of Democracy that is People choosing their representatives, not brokers luring others to cater their vested interests. The article primarily focuses on how Defections have been used as a tool to destabilize and sabotage governments and lays out recommendations to strengthen the Statute.