Important Topic: Disqualification of Members of Political Parties

Important Topics for Competitive Exams


Important Topic

A member of a House belonging to any political party becomes disqualified for being a member of the House,

(a) if he voluntarily gives up his membership of such political party; or

(b) if he votes or a bstains from voting in such House contrary to any direction issued by his political party without obtaining prior permission of such party and such act has not been condoned by the party within 15 days. From the above provision it is clear that a member elected on a party ticket should continue in the party and obey the party directions.

(c) Independent Members: An independent member of a House (elected without being set up as a candidate by any political party) becomes disqualified to remain a member of the House if he joins any political party after such election.

(d) Nominated Members: A nominated member of a House becomes disqualified for being a member of the House if he joins any political party after the expiry of six months from the date on which he takes his seat in the House. This means that he may join any political party within six months of taking his seat in the House without inviting this disqualification.



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