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- In the intro, mention the various instances of members of the party resigning from the House to destabilize the government or to join the other party.
- In the body, mention paragraph 4 of the tenth schedule that allows for defection by 2/3 of the members of the party, provision of article 164(1B) etc.
- In the way forward suggest measures such as the resignation of the speaker, cooling-off period for speaker after the end of the term, omission of paragraph 4 from 10th schedule, and omission of article 164(1B), fixing time period for the deciding on the petition for disqualification under anti-defection law etc.
- Conclude by mentioning the need to get rid of open corruption by plugging the existing loopholes that have made the Tenth Schedule unworkable.