The two MPs of British descent who do not have to stand in Indian election
Anglo-Indian George Baker, who occupies one of two reserved seats that are a relic of colonial rule, speaks to Michael Safi
Winning a seat in India’s parliament can take months of gruelling campaigning across vast electorates, often in stifling heat. Unless you are George Baker.
The award-winning actor from eastern India is one of just two members of the country’s 545-seat lower house whose name will not appear on any ballot in India’s six-week election season, which kicked off on Thursday.