Would you vote for Hitler? A man named Adolf Hitler has put his name on the ballot in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
There are 345 contestants running for state assembly in Meghalaya and one of those people is Adolf Hitler.
According to US News, the 54-year-old father of three has won election in Meghalaya three times and hopes to be named to the state assembly again.
Yahoo News reports that the Indian politician’s name isn’t identical to the Nazi dictator’s. The politician’s father gave his son the middle name of “Lu” to distinguish his son from the dictator.
“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.”
Hitler has also done a fair share of world traveling. He’s been stopped a few times with questions about his name but Hitler said he’s never had any real problems.
“I never had problems obtaining a visa but I was asked many times during immigration as to why I should have such a name. I told the immigration staff I possibly didn’t have a role in my naming.”
The Indian politician hasn’t had too much trouble with his name but that isn’t the case for everyone. A little boy was taken away from his parents last year after they decided to name him Adolf Hitler.