Rishi Sunak lost to Liz Truss
On Sunday, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the nation’s first non-white prime minister after House of Commons Leader Penny Mordant dramatically withdrew from the race and failed to win the support of 100 MPs. Sworn in as Sunak’s way was paved. On 5 September, Sunak lost the race for Prime Minister to Conservative Party leader Liz Truss. However, Truss resigned last Thursday after 45 days in office.
Sunak’s grandparents were born in Gujranwala
Sunak’s parents, retired doctor Yashvir and pharmacist Usha Sunak, are of Indian origin and immigrated to the UK from Kenya in the 1960s. Sunak is married to Aksha Murthy, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy. Sunak couple have two daughters. Sunk was born in Southampton. Sunak’s grandparents were born in India during the British Raj, but his place of birth is in Gujranwala, now in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Several major challenges faced by Rishi Sanak
Boris Johnson’s departure from 10 Downing Street after the Partygate episode and the failure of Liz Truss’s mini-budget in just seven weeks as prime minister, the new leader is tasked with simultaneously saving and deepening the economy. A divided Conservative Party faces a difficult task of unification. Sunk will take over at 10 Downing Street at a time when Britain is grappling with a triple whammy of slow growth – high inflation, rising energy prices in the wake of the Ukraine war and budget failures that have challenged the country internationally. has undermined its financial credibility. .
Sunak’s popularity in the party suddenly increased
They would have no choice but to raise tax rates and cut spending, which would be unpopular and could have unpredictable political consequences. Last month, Sunak’s reputation within the Conservative Party reached new heights and again set his sights on the prime ministership. Sunak’s close aide and ‘Ready for Rishi’ campaign team never ruled out another move to the party leadership, while the father of two school-going daughters Krishna and Anushka also took some time out for family.
Sunak supports bilateral relations with India
Sunk, a Stanford and Oxford University graduate, was elected Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire in 2015. He held junior positions in the Finance Ministry and then became the Finance Minister. Sunk expressed his vision for UK-India relations, saying, ‘I want to make sure it’s easy for our students to travel and study in India too, easy for our companies and Indian companies to work together. Should because it is not. There is only a one-way relationship, it is a two-way relationship, and I want to bring about such a change in that relationship.
Asked about the race to become Britain’s “first non-white prime minister,” Sunk said, “The biggest sacrifice I’ve made is that I’ve been a really bad husband and father over the years.” Sunak, a devout Hindu, took the oath by placing his hand on the Bhagavad Gita when he was elected a member of the House of Commons.