Hitler and JFK woo Indian voters

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NEW DELHI (AFP) - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein and John Kennedy are among the 290 candidates in the 15 February elections in the north-east Indian state of Meghalaya.

Also in the race are a Mountbatten, a Stalin, a King George, a Truman, a Rockefeller and a Tony Curtis, the Telegraph newspaper reported yesterday from Shillong, capital of the mainly Christian state. Such famous names had been appropriated by the parents of the candidates for their offspring, the daily informed its readers.