Rishi Sunak of Indian origin has come very close to becoming the Prime Minister of Britain. Former British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has secured the most votes in the first round of voting to be elected leader of the Conservative Party. Sunak secured 88 votes.
In addition to Sunak in the prime ministerial race, Foreign Minister Liz Truss, Commerce Minister Penny Mordent, former cabinet minister Chemi Badenok, MP Tom Tugendhat and British cabinet attorney general Suella Braverman. In the first round of voting, Penny got 67 votes, Liz 50, Kemi 40, Tom Tugendat 37 and Suella Braverman 32. Eight candidates competed in the first round of voting. New Finance Minister Nadhim Jahavi got 25 votes while Jeremy Hunt got only 18 votes and both were out of the race.
To go to the second round, one has to get the support of at least 30 MPs. Sunak has been voted by 88 MPs. After the second phase of polling on Thursday, the last two candidates will be elected in a phased manner. Britain’s new prime minister will be elected on 5 September.
Boris Johnson recently announced his resignation as prime minister. After this 42-year-old Sunak started his campaign. He says that he is running a positive campaign. His aim is to benefit his party along with the country. He is in mission mode for this.
By the way, two British-Indians, including Sunak, are involved in the race for the post of Prime Minister of Britain. The first name is of former finance minister Rishi Sunak, while the second claimant’s name is Attorney General Suella Braverman. The age of both the leaders is 42 years. Both are UK-born politicians of Indian origin. Both took part in the campaign for the referendum for Brexit in the year 2016.