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Indian-origin Rishi Sunak set to become Prime Minister of UK: Here’s all you need to know

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak set to become Prime Minister of UK: Here’s all you need to know

By Sanjay Maurya

Rishi Sunak will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest, which began last week with the resignation of Liz Truss. Sunak, who lost in the leadership race six weeks earlier to rival Liz Truss, received much support from members of his party after Boris Johnson balked out of the race on Sunday (October 23).

Rishi Sunak

Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

  • Born: 12 May 1980 (age 42 years), Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Spouse: Akshata Murthy (m. 2009)
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Children: Krishna Sunak, Anoushka Sunak
  • Party: Conservative Party
  • Books: A Portrait of Modern Britain, MORE
  • Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business (2006), Lincoln College (2001), Winchester College

“We now need stability and unity, and I will make it my utmost priority to bring our party and our country together,” Rishi Sunak said. In a brief public statement, Rishi added, “I pledge that I will serve you with integrity and humility; and I will work day in, day out to deliver for the British people.”

Around 200 MPs voted in favor of Sunak. At the same time, Penny Mordaunt could get the support of only 26 MPs. Let us tell you that the total number of MPs in Britain is 357. To become the Prime Minister, it is necessary to have the support of 100 MPs. Following the support received yesterday, Sunak will be sworn in as Britain’s new prime minister on 28 October and a new cabinet will be formed later on 29 October, according to reports.

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak has been the Finance Minister in the Boris Johnson government. During this, he successfully brought the country’s economy out of recession during the Corona period, gave an economic package to the hotel industry, issued a relief package to the tourism industry, and also gave assistance to employees, and self-employed. Due to these actions of Rishi Sunak, he became the first choice of party MPs.

Who is Rishi Sunak?

Rishi Sunak was born in Hampshire, UK. His parents were from Punjab. Later they went abroad and settled. Sunak has done MBA from Stanford University, USA. Apart from this, he has studied politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University. Let us tell you that Rishi is the son-in-law of Narayan Murthy, the co-founder of the Indian software company Infosys. He married Akshata Murthy in 2009.

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