‘Election King’ Padmarajan filed 237th nomination from Gajwel seat.

Hyderabad, November 6 (Language) Unfazed by defeats 236 times in various elections across the country, Tamil Nadu’s K. Padmarajan has filed his nomination as an independent candidate in the Telangana Assembly elections to be held on November 30 from Gajwel constituency, from where Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has entered the field.

Padmarajan, popularly known as the “Election King”, said this is his 237th nomination from local body to presidential elections in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Padmarajan, who runs a tire repair shop, said he started filing nominations from Mettur constituency in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections in 1988 and since then he had also contested against former prime ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and PV Narasimha Rao.

60-year-old Padmarajan, who describes himself as a doctor of homeopathy, said that he has made many records due to his passion for contesting elections and has spent around Rs 1 crore on it.

He also contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad in Kerala against former All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi.

“I got the highest number of 6,273 votes from Mettur constituency in the 2011 Tamil Nadu assembly elections,” said Padmarajan, who has failed to garner even a single vote in some panchayat elections.

According to his affidavit filed on November 4, he or any member of his family never filed an income tax return and he declared his movable assets as Rs 1,10,000 and annual income of Rs 1 lakh.

The affidavit states that he has studied till class eight and is pursuing MA (History) from Annamalai Open University.

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