The office of the Speaker occupies a pivotal position in India’s parliamentary democracy. While the members of Parliament represent individual constituencies, the Speaker represents the full authority of the House itself. It is expected that the holder of this office of high dignity has to be one who can represent the House in all its manifestations.
However, the elected speaker in India is from the ruling party unlike in other countries like UK where the person ceases to be an MP if elected to the office of speaker. Because of this there exist a bias to the office. Moreover, continuous distruptions in the house and issues of anti-defection has made the parliamentary post controversial in recent times.