Kochi: The 42-year-old Rishi Sunak of Indian origin is all set to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Liz Truss expressing inability to solve the issues facing the country, media reports said.
He will be the youngest Prime Minister in the last 200 years, a non white leader and the first person from Hindu community to occupy the post. It was his resignation as Chancellor of the exchequer that led a series of resignations making Boris’ Government weak leading to the resignation of Boris Johnson some days back.
After this Truss defeated Runak in the race to become the premier. He has been Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015. He was chosen as the Tory leader in parliament as rival Penny Mordaunt left out of the race extending full support to Runak. Earlier, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson also quit the race.
Rishi is married to Akshata, daughter of Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy. Rishi is a teetotaler. He has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.
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