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- Indian-origin Rishi Sunak may be under pressure as UK PM candidate Boris Johnson
New Delhi11 hours ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to resign. He got into controversy with the liquor party in the Corona lockdown. After that, the pressure on him to resign is increasing after his heartless apology in Parliament. Six out of 10 voters in the Conservative Party described Johnson’s working style as poor. Johnson’s popularity has dropped to 36%. Meanwhile, Indian-origin Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has emerged as the first choice for the post of PM.
In his own Conservative Party’s YouGov poll survey, 46% of the people believed that Sunak could prove to be a better PM than Johnson. If Sunak becomes the Prime Minister, the Conservative Party can get more seats in the general elections to be held in May 2024. Britain’s Health Secretary Jonathan Tam resigned on Thursday after Johnson admitted to a lockdown party.
Johnson’s popularity plummets after July
Johnson’s decline in popularity is the biggest since July 2020. In the survey conducted during that time, Johnson had the support of 85% of his party’s voters. However, in a recent poll, a third of voters say Johnson should step down. In Britain, the opposition Labor Party has a 10% lead over the Conservatives, according to YouGov poll results on Thursday. The Conservatives got 28%, while the Labor Party got 38% support. The Labor Party has the highest percentage of support since 2013.
Rishi Sunak is the son-in-law of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.
Rishi Sunak was born in 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire. He lives in Curby Sigston, outside the city of Northerton. His parents are of Punjabi origin. Father was a doctor and mother was a pharmacist. They immigrated to England in the 1960s from East Africa. He is the son-in-law of Narayan Murthy, the founder of IT company Infosys. His wife is Akshata Murthy. They have two daughters Krishna and Anushka. His family members of Indian origin had come to Britain from East Africa.
He studied at Winchester College. He studied philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford. He has also done MBA from Stanford University. Rishi is a British politician. Rishi, who started his career as a banker, won the first election in 2015. Rishi, who was Parliamentary Secretary in Theresa May’s government, has been a supporter of Brexit. He has been the Member of Parliament for Richmond in North Yorkshire.
have faced racial discrimination
Two years ago, Sunak revealed that he too had faced racial remarks and discrimination as a child. In a conversation with Sky News, he said that racial discrimination is such a thing, which is happening automatically, but it is very painful. It was even worse in front of younger siblings. I wanted to save them too. Only a few words were uttered to him, but as prickly as he was, nothing can prick him. These words strain your heart.
The second contender for the post of PM is also of Indian origin.
Britain’s Home Minister Priti Patel can also be a contender for the post of PM in the event of Boris’s resignation. Supporting right-wing ideology, Patel has been against giving asylum to migrants. She has been serving as Home Secretary since 2019 as a British politician. She is a member of the Conservative Party. She was Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. Patel has been the Member of Parliament for Witham since 2010. His father is Sushil Patel and mother is Anjana.