The first ever Indian taking over United Kingdom
The 42-year-old, Rishi Saunak has become the first Indian-origin prime minister of the United Kingdom. Rishi Sunak, the former finance minister of United Kingdom, has just replaced UK’s Liz Truss after her resignation over the latest political crisis.
Who is Rishi Saunak?
Born: 12th May 1980
Rishi was born in the UK’s Southampton area to an Indian family. His grandparents were belongs to Punjab. His grandparents and his family had migrated in search of a better life in East Africa and shifted to Britain.
Rishi Saunak graduated from Oxford University and Stanford. At the Stanford University he met to Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murty and the couple tied the knot in 2009 has two daughters, Anoushka and Krishna.
First time, Rishi Sunak elected a Member of Parliament (MP) in 2015 from Richmond, Yorkshire. He swiftly rose through the ranks of the Conservative party and supported calls for ‘Brexit’.
Rishi Sunak was among Johnson’s supporters during his ‘leave EU’ campaign.
He created history in February 2020 due to his attaining the designation of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the most important UK Cabinet post.
Excellent work of Rishi Saunak:
The people of world and especially United Kingdom Rishi Sunak was praised for a COVID-19 economic rescue package, comprising an expensive jobs retention programme that avoided mass unemployment in the country.
Criticism to Rishi Saunak:
However, Sunak was also criticized for not providing enough cost-of-living support to households.
After the disclosing his wealthy wife’s non-domicile tax status and a fine he received, his position has damaged.
He was also criticized along with Johnson for violating the COVID lockdown rules.
The way of popularizing of PM post:
Rishi Sunak became popular due to his economic package to support employees and businesses comprising a jobs retention programme that has suppress the unemployment in the country.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Who becomes the first Indian origin person to be appointed as Prime Minister of United Kingdom?
Ans. Rishi Saunak
Q2. Rishi Saunak was held which position in Borish Jhonson’s cabinet?
Ans. Finance Minister
Q3. Which is the most important post had been held by Rishi Saunak before becoming Prime Minister of UK?
Ans. Chancellor of the Exchequer