UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2-  Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister’s rebellion against Rajasthan Chief Minister, has landed in the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

This was seen as contradictory to the principle of separation of power. There is Constitutional history behind judicial reticence, which is normally expected, in matters involving the working of Parliament and legislatures. This history bears some retelling.

British constitution:

India’s case:

Non-interference as the norm:

Anti-defection – Judiciary maintaining a principled distance :

Change of norm – Rajasthan scenario:

Constitutional bodies – coequal:

Separation of powers:

Politics affecting the separation:

Source:”The Hindu”.


The walls of separation between constitutional organs, once breached, cannot be then repaired. Analyse the statement in light of the recent judicial interference on legislative assemblies.