Famous for his theatrics, Chittoor MP Naramalli Sivaprasad goes to Parliament dressed as Hitler to tell Modi what he’s become.
New Delhi: It’s not every day that an MP comes to Parliament dressed as Adolf Hitler. Famous for his theatrics in the lower house, Chittoor MP Dr Naramalli Sivaprasad, a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), turned up Thursday for the monsoon session of Parliament as Hitler.
As a former actor, Sivaprasad frequently dresses up as various characters — Santa Claus, Lord Krishna, a Christian priest, and even Mahatma Gandhi — to protest issues pertaining to the treatment of Andhra Pradesh by the Central government. ThePrint previously reported about Sivaprasad’s quirky costumes over the years.
This time, however, Sivaprasad came with a warning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a byte to a news channel outside the Parliament, Sivaprasad said he has “a suggestion for Modi sahab”.
Sivaprasad said he came dressed as Hitler to show Modi what he has become.
“After becoming the President of military Germany, I could not hear anybody’s word. I could not take anybody’s suggestion, and that is why I got ruined… You’re also going like that, don’t be like that,” Sivaprasad said, talking as Hitler.
The MP also said Modi has deceived Andhra Pradesh and its chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on all the promises he made to the state and its people. However, if the PM “repents and does good things” then there is still hope, otherwise he will be “another Hitler in India”.
Even Monday, Sivaprasad entered the Lok Sabha session a little after noon, accompanied by other TDP MPs, including Jayadev Galla. He was dressed as Lord Krishna. The party members marched right up to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s desk, carrying placards that reiterated their demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh.
TDP’s use of theatrics to draw attention to their demands is not limited to their favourite actor-MP. At one point in the session, MPs even tore up their placards and threw it in the air like confetti, after which they made it a point to stage a walkout. Needless to say, the speaker had to adjourn the session for 10 minutes.
Sivaprasad’s dedication to his craft is so sincere, that in 2005 he even won an award for best villain for his film Danga. A doctor by profession, Sivaprasad was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from the Chittoor constituency in Andhra Pradesh. He earlier served as a minister in the Chandrababu Naidu-led state government.