The apex court refused to consider the government's plea seeking review.
However, it has agreed to review its decision on whether a person in jail has the right to contest elections.
On July 10, the Supreme Court ruled that MPs and MLAs, facing criminal charges, if convicted, would stand disqualified from the date of conviction.
They will stand disqualified even if they appealed to a higher court.
The court had cancelled a provision in the electoral law, which ensures that convicted lawmakers cannot be disqualified if they appeal in a higher court within three months.
The apex court had earlier confirmed the 2004 order of the Patna High court, and said that if a jailed person can't vote, a jailed person can't contest elections.
The judges on Wednesday said they will review this verdict, but said, "When a candidate is in jail, it is okay for him to contest. But when a voter is in jail, he can't vote. What kind of law is this?"
This ruling will jeopardise the positions of several MPs and MLAs.
Earlier, all political parties had backed the government's decision to challenge the Supreme Court's verdict.
According to findings by the Association for Democratic Reforms, an NGO, 1,460 sitting MPs and MLAs face criminal charges in various cases.
--IBNS (Posted on 04-09-2013)