New Delhi: Rishi Sunak on Monday became the first Asian and Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sunak and expressed his eagerness to work with him closely on world challenges.
“Warmest congratulations @RishiSunak! As you become UK PM, I look forward to working closely together on global issues, and implementing Roadmap 2030. Special Diwali wishes to the ‘living bridge’ of UK Indians, as we transform our historic ties into a modern partnership,” PM Modi tweeted.
Warmest congratulations @RishiSunak! As you become UK PM, I look forward to working closely together on global issues, and implementing Roadmap 2030. Special Diwali wishes to the 'living bridge' of UK Indians, as we transform our historic ties into a modern partnership.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 24, 2022
Today’s historic event saw Rishi Sunak become the first Prime Minister of Asian descent to rule the United Kingdom. Sunak also becomes the first British premier of Indian descent.
Liz Truss, who left her position as prime minister of the UK on October 20, offered her congratulations to Sunak on his selection as the leader of the Conservative Party and the country’s new leader.
Father-in-law of the next UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy welcomed his son-in-law and expressed confidence that the country’s first PM of Indian descent would do his best for the British people.
NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys founder & father-in-law of Britain's next PM Rishi Sunak: "Congratulations to Rishi. We are proud of him and we wish him success. We are confident he will do his best for the people of the United Kingdom."
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— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2022
Sunak, a Stanford and Oxford graduate, is famously wed to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of business magnate Narayana Murthy. “Best wishes to Rishi. We’re happy for him and hope he succeeds. We have faith that he would put the interests of the British people first “In a statement, the founder of Infosys said.
Following Truss’ brief tenure as British prime minister, Rishi Sunak and former PM Boris Johnson were considered the front-runners to succeed him as leader of the UK.
But while asserting that he had the necessary support, Boris Johnson declared himself out of the running for the leadership of the Conservative party. Since “you can’t lead effectively until you have a united party in Parliament,” the former UK PM said he had come to the decision that “this would simply not be the proper thing to do.”
Parents of Indian heritage who immigrated to Britain from East Africa give birth to Sunak in Southampton.
Reports of Akshata’s non-domicile status and purported tax avoidance had caused a stir earlier in April. Sunak said that his wife had been paying all of their taxes. Her representative had already