The Karnataka High Court on Monday quashed an election code violation case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda over a speech allegedly made to entice voters during a campaign in Harpanahalli town, Vijayanagar district, during the previous assembly elections..Justice M Nagaprasanna passed the order on a plea by JP Nadda to quash the case filed by the Harpanahalli police station in the matter. Senior Advocate Uday Holla appeared for JP Nadda..By way of background, during an election campaign meeting held by the BJP in Harpanahalli's IB circle in Vijayanagar district on May 7, 2023, JP Nadda delivered a speech relating to the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections. He is stated to have remarked that a dual-engine government would help the Central government's initiatives in the State and that if the BJP fails to win the elections, voters would lose access to the Central government's schemes.The Election Officer had filed a complaint with the Harpanahalli Police Station over these remarks, leading to the registration of a case for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct. .Nadda's counsel contended that there was no evidence in the complaint to substantiate the allegation that the BJP leader had enticed or intimidated voters through his alleged speeches.There was no evidence to indicate that Nadda's speech had influenced the election results, the Court was told further. Moreover, there were procedural lapses in obtaining permission from the Magistrate to file the case, the counsel argued.Nadda's counsel, therefore, contended that the trial court's decision to admit the case was flawed.