Rishi Sunak Inches Closer To Become Next British PM

New Delhi: Former British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak won the fourth round of voting with 118 votes and is leading in the race to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister and leader of the Conservative party.


Rishi Sunak fact file

  • Born in Southampton to a general practitioner father and a pharmacist mother, he first became an MP in 2015. He was elected from Richmond, Yorkshire.
  • He was appointed to the most important UK Cabinet post – Chancellor of the Exchequer by Johnson in 2020.
  • The minister gained popularity for his economic package to aid businesses and employees as an unprecedented pandemic gripped the country and the world.
  • His massive popularity took a huge hit over his wife’s non-domiciled tax status and the party gate scandal, among other issues.

If Sunak does become the PM of Britain, then he will be the first person of Indian or even Asian origin to hold the post.

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