Rajya Sabha nixes SC order on jailed candidates

The Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a Bill rejecting a Supreme Court verdict to disallowing people in jail to contest polls. .

The amendment to sub-clause 5 of section 62 of the Representation of Peoples Act, when passed by Parliament, shall come into effect from July 10, 2013, the date the Supreme Court held that people in jail cannot contest elections.

J Barua | India News Political Bureau, Kolkatta Monday August 27, 2013, 16:07 pm (IST)

  1. Rajya Sabha nixes SC order on jailed candidates - A news article about the Rajya Sabha overturning a Supreme Court order related to jailed candidates.
  2. Populist spending drives rupee down - An article about how government spending policies have impacted the value of the Indian rupee.
  3. Narendra Dabholkar gunned down in Pune - A news report about the murder in cold blood of Narendra Dabholkar who took on babas like Asaram Bapu.