Story: Who is Rishi Sunak? ; Updated: 25-10-2022;
Rishi Sunak has become 57th Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
• RishiSunak appointed Britain's Prime Minister by King Charles III, reported by news agency AFP.
• Sunak will be the youngest Prime Minister in 200 years of UK's history (well around that).
Rishi Sunak is finally about to become Prime Minister of United Kingdom first he was defeated by Liz Truss for the post, but after a sharp turn of events the latter resigned, serving just 44 days as UK's Prime Minister.
The race for electing new Prime minister once again started with Rishi Sunak, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and some other names in UK's parliament.
Today, the Indian origin, British politician has secured the post of Prime Minster as well as the new leader of the Conservative Party.
Rishi Sunak has delivered his first address to the nation, as a "conform" Prime Minister, he delivered a surprisingly short speech over within 90 seconds, most noticeable was his standstill “incredibly awkward pause” once he finished speaking.
He said “I pledge that I will serve you with integrity and humility”, he also said, “I will work day in day out to deliver for the British people”.
Here's What Liz Truss tweeted:
The current “in charge” Prime Minister Liz Truss, who served only 44 days as Prime Minister, congratulated Mr. Sunak via Twitter, “Congratulations on being appointed as Leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister.” She added, “You have my full support.”
Rishi Sunak was the final contender against Ms. Truss for UK PM office elections, held just recently, after Boris Johnson's resignation from the post.
Sunak couldn't defeat Truss, as more conservative MPs voted the latter. But now after sudden resignation of Truss, the Indian origin MP of UK's parliament, and runner-up in PM race earlier, Sunak, is being considered as possible next UK's PM.
He is seen as in the race again, against the former PM Boris Johnson and several other big names like Penny Mordaunt (Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since September 2022), for the UK PM post.
Liz Truss bad economic policies were the reason behind her failure to run PM office, now her resignation has surely have opened a way for Sunak to become UK's Prime Minister.
While doing so, he'd be the first ever “non-white” and an Indian origin person to have ever become the United Kingdom's Prime Minister.
Is Rishi Sunak Indian? :
Rishi Sunak, the British politician who is a popular face around the globe nowadays, due to being one of the two final candidates in the race for next UK Prime Minister.
Rishi Sunak comes from a family of Indian-origin parents, but he was born in England Southampton (a port city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire in southern England.)
The 42 years old Sunak was born on 12 May 1980, has achieved tremendously in the small political career.
He already has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, and before that he was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.
Education and career so far:
A member of the Conservative Party and a parliamentarian since 2015.
Sunak studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford. He also did MBA from Stanford University in California later.
He was a director of the investment firm Catamaran Ventures, owned by his father-in-law, Indian businessman N. R. Narayana Murthy between 2013 and 2015.
He did worked in an investment bank and co-founded a hedge fund before entering politics.
What Rishi Sunak Promised to deliver if his campaign for PM office:
Mr Sunak seems to be doubling down on the promises to reduce taxes for comman man in general pledges like, cutting basic rate of income tax by 1p in April 2024 and a further 3p later.
Scrapping 5% VAT rate on household energy for one year if the price cap on bills rises above £3,000 for the typical household.
But says would increase the corporation tax from 19% to 25% in April 2023.
Mr Sunak pledges to control inflation and would focus on employment issues.
Says he would support the return of grammar schools and will open 75 new free schools.
He seems to have further ambitions regarding infrastructure.
He says his policymaking would involve development of homes on Brownfield plots (land that has been developed previously and then abandoned.) and he expressed that he consider modular building (a prefabricated building that consists of repeated sections called modules.)
Mr. Sunak said he will honour the goal of reaching net zero by 2050.