Man who lost 177 elections has filed papers for this presidential election!

June 15, 2017, Chennai

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K Padmarajan from Salem in Tamil Nadu, who has earned the moniker of 'Election King' by contesting more than 150 elections. His name figures in the Limca Book of Records for being the "most unsuccessful candidate".

Earlier, Padmarajan has contested against political bigwigs like J Jayalalithaa, M Karunanidhi, AK Anthony, PV Narasimha Rao, KR Narayanan, SM Krishna, Manmohan Singh (in Rajya Sabha polls) and President Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election.


About his election nominations, Padmarajan said, "I am sure that I will lose my deposit in elections. But my aim is to retain the tag of the most unsuccessful candidate in elections in the world." 

"I don't spend any amount for campaigning but I lost nearly Rs 20 lakh for filing nominations in the elections," he added.

When asked about the reason to fail intentionally, he said, "My friends used to tell me that only those who have power can contest the elections. I want to prove that any common man can participate in polls."

He has filed nominations in elections in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and New Delhi since 1988.