No Free Trade For Horses

This is Episode 13 of The Seen and the Unseen, the weekly podcast hosted by our editor,  Amit Varma.

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It is a sad day for any democracy when MPs and MLAs sell themselves to the highest bidder. Horse-trading is monstrous. It was to prevent exactly this that the Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1985. But did it end up doing more harm than good to democracy? Barun Mitra joins Amit Varma to discuss the unseen effects of this famous legislation.