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Stalwarts who have never lost an election: From Narendra Modi to LK Advani, Sharad Pawar and more

Stalwarts who have never lost an election: From Narendra Modi to LK Advani, Sharad Pawar and more

Stalwarts who have never lost an election: From Narendra Modi to LK Advani, Sharad Pawar and more
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By CNBCTV18.com Mar 10, 2022 6:44:19 PM IST (Published)

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Did you know PM Narendra Modi has never lost an election, nor has Home Minister Amit Shah. Check out the stalwarts who have always won elections.

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The 2022 assembly elections held in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur have witnessed some heavyweights losing to arguably minnows in the battle for states. But did you know there are some leaders who have never lost an election in their entire political career. Check out these stalwarts here. (Image: Shutterstock)    

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never lost an election in his political career. Modi has fought Gujarat Legislative Assembly by-election in February 2002, the 2002 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2007 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2014 2014 Indian general election and the 2019 Indian general election. And in all these elections he has emergeged victorious. (Image: Reuters)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never lost an election in his political career. Modi fought Gujarat Legislative Assembly by-election in February 2002, the 2002 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2007 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2014 general elections and the 2019 Indian general elections. He has emerged victorious in all these contests. (Image: Reuters)

Home Minister Amit Shah also has a perfect record in the elections that he has fought. Shah contested in the 1997 Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Sarkhej. From the same constituency he fought the 1998, the 2002, the 2007 and the 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly Elections and won all of them. In 2019, he fought the Indian general election and was victorious in that too. (Image: Reuters)
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Home Minister Amit Shah has a perfect record in the elections that he has fought. Shah contested in the 1997 Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Sarkhej. From the same constituency, he fought the 1998, the 2002, the 2007 and the 2012 assembly elections and won all of them. In 2019, he fought the Indian general election and was victorious the too. (Image: Reuters)

The incumbent Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath was the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency for five straight terms from 1998 to 2014. He fought the UP state election for the first time in 2022 from Gorakhpur. The leads of the Assembly Elections show that Yogi Adityanath is on course to keep his unbeaten record intact. (Image: Reuters)
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The incumbent Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath was the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency for five straight terms from 1998 to 2014. He fought the UP state election for the first time in 2022 from Gorakhpur. Adityanath managed to maintain his unbeaten record this year too. (Image: Reuters)

BJP stalward and former deputy Prime Minister of India, Lal Krishna Advani also finds his name in the list. The veteran leader contested in the 1989 Indian general election, the 1991 Indian general election, the 1998 Indian general election, the 1999 Indian general election, the 2004 Indian general election, the 2009 Indian general election and the 2014 Indian general election, and has emergerd as a clear winner is all those elections. (Image: Reuters)
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BJP stalwart and former deputy Prime Minister of India, Lal Krishna Advani also finds his name on the list. The veteran leader contested in the 1989 Indian general elections, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and the 2014 Indian general election, and has emerged a clear winner is all these contests. (Image: Reuters)

The current president of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi also has an unblemished electoral record. She has fought the all the Lok Sabha elections since 1999 and won all of them. In 2006 she contested a by-election for Rae Bareli seat of Lok Sabha and won that too. (Image: Reuters)
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Current president of the Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi, has an unblemished electoral record. She has fought all the Lok Sabha elections since 1999 and has emerged victorious in all of them. In 2006 she contested a by-election in Rae Bareli seat of Lok Sabha and won that as well. (Image: Reuters)

With a win in Karhal constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the 2022 Assembly Elections, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav maintains his perfect track record of not losing an election. Yadav was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Kannauj in a by-election in 2000. Between 2009 ro 2012 Yadav was elected and served as a member of the 15th Lok Sabha for a second term. In 2012 he was the Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh and became the CM of the state. (Image: Reuters)
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With a win in the Karhal constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the 2022 Assembly Elections, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav maintains his perfect track record of not losing an election. Yadav was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Kannauj in a by-election in 2000. Between 2009 to 2012 Yadav was elected and served as a member of the 15th Lok Sabha for a second term. In 2012 he won the Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh and became the CM of the state. (Image: Reuters)

The president of the Nationalist Congress Party and former three-time CM of Maharashtra Sharad Pawar has never lost an election which he has contested. (Image: Reuters)
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President of the Nationalist Congress Party and former three-time CM of Maharashtra Sharad Pawar has never lost an election that he has contested in his political career. (Image: Reuters)

BJP leader and former Lok Sabha speaker from 2014 to 2019, Sumitra Mahajan has kept a clean slate in her elctoral politics career. She ran for the first time and won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989. She has also won elections in 1994,1999,2004,2009 and 2014. (Image: Reuters)
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BJP leader and former Lok Sabha speaker from 2014 to 2019, Sumitra Mahajan has kept a clean slate in her political career. She ran for the first time and won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989. She has also won elections in 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. (Image: Reuters)

Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling holds the record for being the lost serving CM of any state.He governed Sikkim for a stunning five successive terms. He fought all the state's legislative Assembly election since 1985 and won all of them. (Image: Wikimedia commons)
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Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling holds the record for being the longest serving CM of any state. He governed Sikkim for five successive terms. He fought all the state's legislative Assembly elections since 1985 and won all of them. (Image: Wikimedia commons)

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