An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and carrying a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: Extra funds for the event of his state in southern India.
Naramalli Sivaprasa additionally raised his hand in a Nazi salute for the media on Thursday. His look didn’t set off any protests from legislators.
He stated he needed to ship a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not observe Hitler. He complained that Modi had gone again on a promise to offer additional funds for his Andhra Pradesh state.
“He doesn’t get the heartbeat of what folks need and I need to urge him to not be like him (Hitler),” he stated.
Modi’s authorities denies the cost.
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In protest, Sivaprasa’s highly effective regional group, The Telugu Desam Get together, broke its alliance with the Modi authorities in March. It additionally unsuccessfully tried to convey down the federal government via a no-confidence movement final month in Parliament.
Sivaprasa is used to dressing up in a different way, like a farmer, a cattle herder, a Muslim cleric and a girl to press completely different points.
Hitler stays a determine of fascination in India, the place the Holocaust is just not well-known, and is broadly seen extra as a robust chief than a genocidal dictator. His ebook, “Mein Kampf,” might be discovered in lots of bookstores, and bootleg copies are often bought within the streets of New Delhi and different giant cities.