Adolf Hitler Among Many Unusual Names on Indian Ballot

12:46 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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GAUHATI, India (AP) - Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein.

The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names, and the ballot for state elections Saturday is proof.

Hitler has already been elected to the state assembly three times, with little controversy over being named after the Nazi dictator. He points out that he's not an exact match; his middle name is Lu.

Hitler has traveled the world, including to the United States and Germany. He has often been asked by immigration officials why he has that name. He says it wasn't his decision.

India played little role in World War II, and many Indians view Hitler not as the personification of evil but as a figure of fascination.

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