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Loksabha Election : 'I want to lose!': Know about the 'Election King' who contested 238 times | leader

Leader Online Desk : The battle for the Lok Sabha elections has started all over the country. Discussions on politics have erupted everywhere. Now, telling you that contesting elections can be a hobby will surely raise your eyebrows. But actually K Padmarajan, a resident of Mettur in Tamil Nadu, has this hobby! He has contested 238 elections so far. Notably, despite losing the elections, this hobby has earned him a name in the Limca Book of Records. ( Loksabha Election 2024 : Election King ) Let's know about K Padmarajan who has 'strange' hobby…

This year, Padmarajan contested as an independent from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency

Padmarajan, who has contested various elections 238 times so far, is an independent candidate from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu this year. He has filed 239 times to contest elections. Despite losing in every election, he has cultivated this unique hobby by spending lakhs of rupees. Till date, he has contested many local and Lok Sabha elections. (Loksabha Election 2024: Election King)

Loksabha Election 2024 : Election contested against veteran leaders

K Padmarajan has so far contested Lok Sabha elections against many veteran leaders from various parties. He has contested against many Chief Ministers and Ministers including former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. (Loksabha Election 2024: Election King)

Known as 'Election King', 'Nakosa' Vikram is also named

Padmarajan, a tire businessman, is popular in the area as 'Election King'. He first contested as an independent from Mettur in 1986. After this till date applications have been filed for 239 elections. Today, his name has been entered in the Guinness Book of Records for the record of being the candidate who has lost the most number of elections. Along with this, as 'India's most unsuccessful candidate', Dr. Padmarajan's name is also recorded in the Limca Book of Records. (Loksabha Election 2024: Election King)

Loksabha Election 2024 : I just love to lose

Explaining the reason for repeatedly contesting elections, Padmarajan said, 'I have filed 239 applications so far. I just love to lose in elections. I am competing for a world record. In one election I got maximum 6000 votes. So far I have contested against former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, DMK chief Karunanidhi, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, BS Yeddyurappa.

Success is experienced by all; but failure is experienced again and again…

'I don't want to win the election, I just want to lose. Success can be experienced only once, failure can be experienced again and again,' says K Padmarajan. Since 1986 till date I have collected Rs.1 crore for election nomination. I run a small puncture shop near my house. I will pay these deposits from the money earned from this work. I have contested all the elections including presidential election, corporation and ward elections. They also express their determination that I will contest the elections from now on. (Loksabha Election 2024: Election King)

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