If you’re in India and plan on voting in tomorrow’s state assembly elections, you have quite an interesting list of candidates to pick from including: Frankenstein Momin, BillyKid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and the one that might top them all—Adolf Lu Hitler.
And if possessing a name like that might be a liability in the rest of the world, it doesn’t appear to be the case here, as the 54-year-old Hitler (a father of three children) has won three previous elections to the state assembly.
Apparently in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya where Hitler resides, naming children after randomly famous world historical figures is not uncommon including, in this case, one of history’s most reviled dictators.
As India’s Hitler explains: “I am aware at one point of time Adolf Hitler was the most hated person on Earth for the genocide of the Jews. But my father added ‘Lu’ in between, naming me Adolf Lu Hitler, and that’s why I am different.”
This isn’t the first Hitler-related news story out of that country in recent years. Several bookstores have carried Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” and a couple of businesses were the subject of international controversy for their choice of business names:
As for tomorrow’s election, I wish all the best to Mr. Hitler—by all accounts a nice guy with none of the negative qualities of his namesake–but what might be even more awesome is if he and Mr. Momin were forced to go up against each other in a run-off election.
Frankenstein vs. Hitler! You can’t make this shit up.