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Indian-origin Chancellor Rishi Sunak: British Prime Minister in waiting?


As Boris Johnson’s “partygate” troubles mount and members of his own Conservative Party demand he step down as the British Prime Minister, one name is doing the rounds as a frontrunner to take charge his Indian-origin Chancellor and Downing Street neighbour Rishi Sunak.


The UK-born son of a pharmacist mother and a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner (GP) father is an Oxford University and Stanford graduate. He is married to Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, and the couple has two young daughters Krishna and Anoushka.

The MP for Richmond in Yorkshire first entered the UK Parliament in 2015 and has quickly risen up the Tory party ranks as a staunch Brexiteer, who had backed Johnson’s strategy to leave the European Union (EU).

From working in my mum’s tiny chemist shop to my experience building large businesses, I have seen how we should support free enterprise and innovation to ensure Britain has a stronger future,” Sunak had said during the Brexit referendum.

He co-founded a 1-billion-pound global investment firm and specialised in investing in small British businesses before his entry into politics.

Read More at https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/who-is-rishi-sunak-boris-johnson-uk-prime-minister-1900155-2022-01-14


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