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Election King of India

October 21, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 12   Category: Political  Earning $0.15   Views: 980

He files his nomination for every election in India. Contesting against famous leaders is his norm of filing. Creating a Guinness record in contesting in elections, All India Election King K. Padmarajan is proud of his failures in elections.

         

Dr. K. Padmarajan with a badge pinned on his khadi shirt printed "All India Election King" is always ready for any election battle in India. According to him contesting in an election is the right of every Indian citizen and through contesting he requests the nation to prove his mettle to serve the country without any corruption which almost every party-man or party in India has.

It was a surprise to all in the country how he bagged 430 votes in the recent bye election held for Tiruchi constituency, the result of which was announced two days back.

Guinness record

Dr. K. Padmarajan, who is a homeopathy physician hailing from Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu, was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2004 for his achievement of contesting more than100 Indian elections. His contesting in Tiruchi bye-election for the assembly seat was his 124th attempt.

Dinamalar, a leading Tamil newspaper in India, praised his achievement and wondered how he could bag 430 votes in the Tiruchi bye-election as an independent candidate against formidable parties. He never went for any canvassing or spent any amount for any election campaigning. Still he goes on in his attempt to prove democracy is above political games.

Nickname of Election King

Through his tireless attempts to contest in elections, whether it is local panchayath election or National President Election, Dr. Padmarajan earned this nickname as "Election King." According to him, contesting in elections and announcing the world his readiness to serve upholds the rights of a common man in India.

Election contesting journey

He started his journey of contesting in 1988 as an independent candidate. He never sought the background of any party throughout his contesting career. Wherever it was possible, he would go either by walk or by two-wheelers to meet people and explain his stand. In 1991, he contested against Dr. Narasimha Rao, who was the Prime Minister of India at that time, contesting from an Andhra constituency. Padmarajan was attacked, forced to withdraw and was even kidnapped. But nothing could pull him back. In 2003, Limca Book of World Record placed him as the "highest loser in elections". In 2004, he was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for his highest record of contesting in elections. Most of the times his nomination filing was rejected for want of required deposit amount or other formalities.

He has contested against almost all the Indian VIPs, including Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Dr. Man Mohan Singh, Dr. K. R. Narayanan, Dr. Abdul Kalam, etc.
Commenting about his contesting experience, Dr. Padmarajan says, "I know that I will not win in elections. But I make use of this occasion to highlight the rights of Indian common man and his needs."




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Author: sagarika        
Posted Date: 06/10/2013    Points:3    

Cheers!! At least he used to franchise his citizen right, it''s a matter of proud not for any shame. I wish we the common people should learn this good habit from him and implement our common right with following our duties too, so that any corrupt person feel a fear before committing any wrong step. That''s a little but important step to make India brighter and corruption free.

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