Hitler, Frankenstein contest local Indian polls | Bangkok Post: news

News > World

Hitler, Frankenstein contest local Indian polls

- +

Politicians named after Adolf Hitler and Frankenstein are among 345 candidates competing in elections this week in a northeast Indian state with a history of bizarre naming conventions. 

Women queue to vote in state assembly elections on 26 February 2003 in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya state. Politicians named after Adolf Hitler and Frankenstein are among 345 candidates competing in elections this week in a north-east Indian state with a history of bizarre naming conventions.

Keeping them company when the hilly state of Meghalaya goes to the polls on Saturday are others called Bombersingh, Boldness Billykid, Predecessor and Process.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments