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Rishi Sunak: 10 things to know about the Indian-origin leader who could replace Boris Johnson as the UK PM. India News – Nation World News

New Delhi: Boris Johnson on Thursday resigned as British prime minister after more than 50 resignations from his government over the past two days protested the appointment of senior Conservative MP Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip. Pincher resigned last week after admitting to drunkenness.
This was the resignation of a 42-year-old British Indian minister Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javido Tuesday night, which opened the doors for Johnson’s exit from the cabinet, ultimately leading to his ouster as prime minister.
The cynicism was clear in his resignation letter, which he posted on Twitter after Johnson aired an acknowledgment of his mistake in deliberately hiring Chris Pincher, a now-suspended lawmaker with a dubious reputation for a key government position. was.

Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayan MurthyThe frontrunner for the top job is in the fray as the competition begins to find a replacement for Boris Johnson.
Here are 10 things to know about the Indian-origin leader:
* Rishi Sunak was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on February 13, 2020, months after he was named Chief Secretary to the Treasury by UK PM Boris Johnson.
* Born in Southampton to Indian parents Yashveer and Usha Sunak, Rishi went to Winchester College and studied politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford.
* He was praised for a rescue package for the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, including a job retention program that prevented massive unemployment that could cost 410 billion pounds ($514 billion).
* Until recently, Sunak was widely regarded as the Conservative Party’s brightest rising star, the most famous of potential leadership contenders – and a favorite of speculators to succeed Johnson.
* The Indian-origin leader, however, faced criticism for not providing adequate cost-of-living support to the houses and also received a fine with Johnson for breaking them. covid-19 lockdown rules,
* Sunak also faced pressure following revelations that his wife Akshata Murthy avoided paying UK taxes on her foreign income, and that she captured her US green card while serving in the government.
* Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, was elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond (York) in May 2015, marking his entry into politics.
* He voted for Theresa May Brexit Withdrawal Agreement After resigning three more times, Sunak was a supporter of Boris Johnson’s campaign to become Conservative leader.
* Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak worked as an analyst for a major investment bank from 2001-2004. He also co-founded a large investment firm, working with companies from Silicon Valley to Bangalore.
* The UK’s first Hindu Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, met Akshata, met while studying at Stanford University in California and tied the knot in August 2009.
(with inputs from agencies)

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