Indian-origin Rishi Sunak is the frontrunner in the race for the post of Prime Minister of Britain
Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, who started his campaign to be elected the new leader of Britain's Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister, appeared at the forefront of the leadership race
Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, who started his campaign to be elected the new leader of Britain's Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister, appeared at the forefront of the leadership race on Saturday. Sunak, 42, is the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy. Several senior Tory lawmakers have publicly supported him, including Mark Spencer, leader of the ruling party in the House of Commons, former Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden and former cabinet minister Liam Fox.
A large section of the Conservative Party believes Sunak is the best candidate to unify a divided ruling party and that he is best equipped to deal with the great economic challenges facing Britain as former chancellor. Sunak's position has been strengthened as Britain's Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, the leader of the Conservative Party and one of the possible prime ministerial candidates, has officially pulled himself out of the race.
In the opening video of his social media campaign, Sunak said, 'I ran the toughest department in the government during the most difficult times, when we were battling the outbreak of Covid-19.' The message said, 'Our country is facing great challenges, which are the most serious for any generation. One has to come forward in a strong position at this sensitive moment and take the right decisions.