While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of a snap presidential poll on Jan. 8, won the final vote on the 2015 budget Monday with a strong majority.
SC held that any member of a party can approach a state Assembly`s speaker to seek disqualification of a party legislator who joins another outfit.
Recent history shows that defections has not been new to the Maharashtra politics.
Since the end of Gaddafi`s era in Libya, increasing defections are reported among Syrian troops.
Another top Libyan leader, Ali Abdessalam Treki, has defected to Egypt.
Libyan foreign minister is "no longer willing" to work for Muammar Gaddafi.
A top military commander and at least 18 other senior officers defected to the opposition movement demanding the ouster of Yemen`s embattled President.
Day in Pics: 28th January
Showbiz World - January 28, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium