Indian Masala in UK Election

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 Be it Infosys co-founder and IT Industrialist Narayan Murthy’s son-in-law, Rishi Sunak or the first ever Sikh candidate contesting in MP elections from Northern Ireland, the UK polls in 2015 is set to see a number of Indian origin candidates contesting on May 7.

The Tories, as the Conservatives are colloquially called, have fielded 19 candidates from ethnic minorities, most of them are of Indian-origin.

The Quint brings 5 such Indian-origin candidates contesting in 2015:

Rishi Sunak

While his father-in-law, Narayana Murthy had rejected former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s offer to join the government in 1999, Rishi is aspiring to step into the shoes of former UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague.

Rishi is a conservative, contesting from Richmond in North Yorkshire, England, which was Hague’s constituency. The 34-year-old Oxford University and Stanford MBA graduate co-founded a London-based global investment firm –The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP and entered politics in 2014.

Born and raised in Hampshire, on the southern coast of England, his father is a doctor, and his mother ran her own chemist shop while he was growing up.

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