Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Wednesday expressed concern over the manner in which the Judiciary and Speakers of Legislatures were dealing with cases of political defections and said it needed to be disposed of within a "specific time frame."
Naidu, who is Rajya Sabha Chairman, also advocated the need for an amendment to the Anti-Defection Law, setting a specific time frame for disposing of defection cases.
"Parties, ahead of the elections, have been making promises at will that they would give this or that, waive this, give these many lakhs.
"Post-election, they claim they did not promise to waive everything in one go and that they would do it in a phased manner", he observed, in an apparent reference to the
Referring to criminal and election-related cases against the peoples representatives, he said tribunals and special courts should be set up to deal with it and dispose of all such cases within a year.
(With inputs from agencies.)