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India MP shocks with Hitler costume protest in parliament

20:30 10-08-2018
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An Indian MP attended parliament dressed as Adolf Hitler to protest against what he called a "broken promise" by the prime minister, BBC reports.

This is not the first time Naramalli Sivaprasad, 67, has used costumes to register dissent.

His costume choices in the past include a mythological character, a Hindu god, a spiritual guru and a woman.

"What I am doing will grab attention quickly. It will make people think," he told BBC Telugu's Ravi Shankar.

A former actor, Mr Sivaprasad is an MP from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. He belongs to the state's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

But his controversial choice of costume on this occasion has caused some shock.