Candidate contests to be defeated in polls

Published on Apr 28, 2004 08:43 PM IST

Winning is not everything for this candidate from Indore Lok Sabha seat who is contesting with the objective of losing the eighth time.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Indore

Winning is not everything for this independent candidate from Indore Lok Sabha seat who is contesting the polls with the objective of losing the eighth time and aiming for a place in the record books and not the august Parliament house.

Ajit Kumar Jain (Patwa), a veteran of nine assembly polls, seven Lok Sabha polls and seven civic polls, is by profession a jewellery cutter employed in the Sarafa bazar in neighbouring Dhar district.

"While everybody is contesting the Lok Sabha polls in the country with a goal to reach the august Parliament house, I am doing it to register another defeat to get a place in the coveted Limca or Guinness book of records under the category of maximum defeats if any, by any individual in the world," Jain told PTI here yesterday.

Besides the mandatory security deposit of Rs 10,000, Jain claimed that he would be spending just Rs 300 on the electioneering to convince the voters that polls can be contested even by those who don't have lot of money.

To prove his point, he appealed to the voters to defeat him with a large number of votes and added there is no point in wasting energy in appealing voters to vote for him.

Like popular politicians, he has launched a handcart-mounted rath with an appeal painted on thermocol sheets reading "bhari se bhari maton se haraiye" (ensure defeat with maximum number of votes) on which he campaigns after working for the whole day.

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