Bhadoi: A case was lodged on Monday against former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, party candidate for Bhadoi Lok Sabha seat Virendra Singh and a dozen other leaders for alleged violation of the model code of conduct.
"A case has been lodged against Gadkari, Singh and dozen other BJP leaders for violation of the model code of conduct at Suryawan Police Station," Deputy Returning Officer Uma Kant Tripathi said.
He said the BJP candidate had taken permission to organise a meeting at Abholi block between 11 am and 5 pm.
However, Gadkari`s chopper landed at 5.30 pm and the former BJP chief was stopped from proceeding to the venue of the meeting by police.
But, the BJP leaders forcibly made their way to the dais and held an election meeting for half-an-hour, Tripathi said.
District Returning Officer Ranveer Prasad said a thorough probe into the matter was on.