Rishi Sunak to become the next UK PM: Let's understand his India connection

With Boris Johnson's party gate scandal and Liz Truss's tax cuts debacle, Sunak is the third prime minister in the last seven months

Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister

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Rishi Sunak, the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been elected as Britain's first Indian-origin prime minister. Sunak, 42, will replace Liz Truss, who resigned last week after being in power for 45 days. Her short stint made her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history.

Other candidates like Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the race after they could not muster the support of 100 MPs needed to stand in the elections. Sunak, on the other hand, received support from as many as 193 MPs. 

The new UK prime minister was the front-runner after his rival and former boss Johnson, quit the race, admitting that he could no longer unite their party following one of the most turbulent

First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 7:59 PM IST

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