New Delhi: Actor-turned politician and Telugu Desam Party MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is known to make appearances donning costumes of famous characters. The TDP MP who is protesting for the Andhra special status turned up as Adolf Hitler – the German dictator – in parliament on Thursday
Sivaprasad along with other members of his party has been protesting in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue since the Budget Session 2018.
Sivaprasad - donning a Nazi uniform, toothbrush moustache and a stick in hand - enacted Hitler while urging his fellow party members to take a stand against the Centre.
The TDP led by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh has been demanding a special status for the state from a long time.
Three days back, Sivaprasad had made an appearance as Lord Ram in Parliament. He has also donned the Sathya Sai and Narad Muni avatar in the past to protest over the same issue.
A doctor by profession, Sivaprasad has acted in movies too. He became a lawmaker in 1999 and has served in Andhra Pradesh Chief Minsiter N Chandrababu Naidu's cabinet as a minister.
As part of the protest, TDP leaders brought various placards featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu's photograph on it. Meanwhile, some placards had "We want Special Status for Andhra Pradesh" written over it.
Asked why they have used the Prime Minister's photograph on the placards, TDP MP Jayadev Galla told news agency ANI, "In Telugu it's written that, 'Everything he says is false and everything he does in false.' We are saying that he is not a man to be trusted. He doesn't keep his words. He makes promises and doesn't honour them. As he is called, 'Jhumla' seems to be the right word in Hindi. In Telugu, we call him 'Mosagadu,' which means to cheat someone."
The Centre and the ruling TDP have been at loggerheads for the past few months over the issue.