Keeping Party MPs in Check
Will the party whip would apply on Subramanian Swamy and Navjot Singh Sidhu? Both are BJP members, but have made it to RS as nominated MPs. As per the 10th Schedule, if a person has been a member of a party, then he/she will be bound by the party whip even if that person enters House under the nominated category. BJP hopes the provision will help rein in those known to have a mind of their own.