42 years after its first introduction, the Lokpal bill was pending in India till Dec 2013.
But the Lokpal and Lokayukt Bill 2011 ultimately passed after a marathon discussion and debate. This bill was passed in the parliament after a massive public movement led by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazard and his team. This bill is the most widely debated bill in India both by media and people. On December 17, 2013 the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha and after certain amendments to the earlier bill, the bill also passed in the Lok Sabha on December 18, 2013. Earlier Lokpal and Lokayukt Bill 2011 tabled on December 22 2011 and was passed by the Lok Sabha by real time voting on December 27 2011, but failed in Rajya Sabha.