Role of Rajya Sabha vs Role of Upper House in the other Constitutions

The growth of ‘Bicameralism’ in parliamentary forms of government has been functionally associated with the need for effective federal structures. This nexus between the role of ‘Second Chambers’ or Upper Houses of Parliament and better co-ordination between the Central government and those of the constituent units, was perhaps first laid down in definite terms with… Read More Role of Rajya Sabha vs Role of Upper House in the other Constitutions

Whether residence or domicile are essential ingredients of structure and composition of the Upper House.

The key question is whether residence was ever treated as a constitutional requirement under Article 80(4). In re: Special Reference No. 1 of 2002 [(2002) 8 SCC 237], it was observed that: “One of the known methods to discern the intention behind enacting a provision of the Constitution and also to interpret the same is… Read More Whether residence or domicile are essential ingredients of structure and composition of the Upper House.

A right to elect neither a fundamental right nor a common law right, is pure and simple a statutory right

Freedom of voting as distinct from right to vote is thus a species of freedom of expression and therefore carries with it the auxiliary and complementary rights such as right to secure information about the candidate which are conducive to the freedom… Read More A right to elect neither a fundamental right nor a common law right, is pure and simple a statutory right

P. Malai Chami Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others[ALL SC 1973 APRIL]

KEYWORDS:-COMMON LAW-SUIT IN EQUITY- ELECTION PETITION- DATE:-18-04-1973- AIR 1973 SC 2077 : (1973) 3 SCR 1016 : (1973) 2 SCC 170 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) P. Malai Chami Appellant Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others Respondent (Before : D. G. Palekar And A. Alagiriswami, JJ.) Civil Appeal No. 649 of 1972, Decided on : 18-04-1973.… Read More P. Malai Chami Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others[ALL SC 1973 APRIL]

Registration of political parties under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 in India

The applicant party is required to get an advertisement published in two National and two Local Dailies giving the name and address of the party, and its main office bearers, so that if anyone has any objection to the Party being registered, they can place their objections before the Commission. Section 29A in The Representation of the People… Read More Registration of political parties under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 in India