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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:47 AM

Adolf Hitler stumping for votes in Indian election

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.

Among the 345 contestants running for the state assembly are Frankenstein Momin, Billykid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and Romeo Rani. Some, like Kenedy Marak, Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem and Jhim Carter Sangma, are clearly hoping for the electoral success of their namesake American presidents.

Then there is Hitler.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_INDIA_VOTE_HITLER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-02-22-22-37-21

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:45 AM

1. Anyone know if "Bobby" Jindal's ancestors hail from around there?

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:11 AM

2. Ironic.

The Nazis took their iconic swastika from the Indian symbol of peace and harmony.

Here we have a political candidate taking from the Third Reich for his own icon, if not for the sole purpose of voters remembering his name.

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