A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Union Minister P. Balaram Naik and Congress MP S. Rajaiah by the IV Additional First Class Judicial Magistrate here.

The warrant was issued as they failed to appear for the hearing and also failed to file absence petition in a case relating to violation of the election code of conduct.

A case was registered against four persons during the Station Ghanpur Assembly by-election in February 2012 on the charge that the Congress candidate R. Pratap, MPs Rajaiah and Balaram Naik addressed a campaign meeting on the premises of a church at Station Ghanpur.