The Representation of the People(Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013. The Rajya Sabha on 27 August 2013 unanimously passed the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2013 to amend the Representation of the People (RP) Act, 1951.
The bill will turn over the order of Supreme Court to ban the people in custody or jail from contesting the elections.
Lawmaking Procedure in India
The legislative proposals are brought before either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha in the form of a bill. The bill is actually a draft of the legislative proposal. After being passed by both the Houses of the Parliament, the Bill is sent to the President of India for assent. After receiving the assent from the President of India, a bill becomes an Act of the Parliament.