London (UK): Newly elected UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak promised to provide Britain a hopeful future. He said during a Diwali party at 10, Downing Street on Wednesday.
Sharing a photo of himself enjoying the festival of lights at home, he wished everyone a happy new year and pledged to do all it takes to create a Britain where the next generation may light their “Diyas” and have hope for the future. Posted by Rishi Sunak in a tweet, “It was wonderful to attend the Diwali reception at No. 10 this evening. In this position, I will do everything in my power to create a Britain where our grandkids and great-grandchildren can light their diyas and have hope for the future. Happy Diwali to everybody!”
"I will do everything I can…" New UK PM Rishi Sunak promises Britain a hopeful future
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 27, 2022
After Truss resigned owing to the political unrest in the nation, Rishi Sunak won the Tory leadership race and became the third UK prime minister in seven weeks.
Indians felt proud of themselves as a result of Sunak’s ascent to power. As the “living bridge” of Indians in the UK, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended to him “special” Diwali greetings.
Sunak is of Indian ancestry; his parents immigrated to the UK from East Africa in the 1960s. Sunak claims that growing up in southern England with a doctor for a father and a pharmacist for a mother inspired him to want to help people.
Sunak’s election was the culmination of his swift ascent to power. He was originally elected as an MP in 2015 and served two years on the opposition benches before joining Theresa May’s cabinet as a junior minister. Sunak’s first significant government position was given to him by Johnson, who appointed him as the Treasury’s chief secretary in 2019 and elevated him to chancellor in 2020.
Rishi Sunak, who also disagreed with the former prime minister during the previous leadership contest, was the first to “predict” financial difficulties under Truss. He also called her intention to borrow money during an inflation crisis a “fairytale” that would throw the economy into disarray.
Sunak met King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, where he later assumed the post of UK Prime Minister.
In his first speech outside No. 10, he declared that the UK was experiencing a “deep economic crisis” and pledged to win over the faith of the populace despite both political and economic turmoil.