This Neta creates World record for losing most number of elections

Election is an important process in which the public has the right to choose their leaders. Defeat and victory are common things in electoral battles, but sometimes the stories of some leaders are unique. One of these is the story of the leader who has created a world record for the most defeats in elections. K. Padmarajan, popularly known as Election King, has taken part in everything from presidential to local elections held across the country.

K. Padmarajan candidate from Tamil Nadu is famous all over the world not for his victory but for his defeat. K Padmarajan has got the title of ‘World Biggest Election Loser’ along with Election King. Padmarajan, who has lost elections 238 times, has once again started preparing to contest Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

According to the information, this time Padmarajan is contesting from a parliamentary seat in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. Till now he has contested elections across the country from Presidential to local elections. Padmarajan has faced leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as well as Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi. However, Padmarajan had to face defeat.

Padmarajan, a 65-year-old tire repair shop owner, started contesting elections from his hometown Mettur in Tamil Nadu in 1988. When Padmarajan filed a nomination to contest elections for the first time, people started laughing at him. But then Padmarajan had said that he wanted to prove that a common man can also contest elections. He had said that all the candidates wanted to win the elections but I do not wish for it, I feel happy when I lose.

Despite losing the elections 238 times, Padmarajan’s victory has been such that he has made a place in the ‘Limca Book of Records’ as India’s most unsuccessful candidate. When he stood for the assembly elections in Mettur in 2011, he had the best performance. He got 6,273 votes in this election while the eventual winner got more than 75,000 votes.

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].