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Rishi Sunak Political Career: How Rishi Sunak reached the British Prime Minister’s chair, know the political journey of ‘Lal of India’ in Britain

London: Rishi Sunak has created history by becoming the British Prime Minister. He is the first Asian-origin leader to become the Prime Minister of Britain. On Monday, on Diwali, he was elected leader of the ruling Conservative Party in Britain. He replaces Liz Truss, who was in power for 45 days. Rishi Sunak is the third Prime Minister of Britain in the last one year. After being sworn in as Prime Minister, he took an oath to get Britain out of the economic crisis. He also thanked former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sunak said that he would work day and night to bring the country out of trouble. In his first speech, Sunak admitted that there have been some mistakes in the previous government, but it was done with good intentions. Rishi Sunak has reached the prime minister’s chair in a political career of just 7 years. The developments that paved the way for Sunak to become the Prime Minister are as follows:-

2015 : Rishi Sunak was elected MP of Richmond, Yorkshire.

2016 : Sunak is a supporter of ‘Brexit’ (Britain’s exit from the European Union) and also campaigned in favor of it. His move gradually increased his influence in the Tory party in the years to come.

2018 : Under the then Prime Minister Thereza May, Sunak was made a minister for the first time and was given the responsibility of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

July 2019 : Sunak supported Boris Johnson for the post of British Prime Minister and received the award in the form of his appointment as a minister under the then Chancellor Sajid Javed.

February 2020 : Boris Johnson promoted Sunak as chancellor after Javed resigned over the power tussle between the British chancellor and the then prime minister.

April 2020 : After a complete lockdown in the UK in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunak has been commended for the measures taken to save a lot of jobs and provide relief to businesses.

2021 : Sunak’s name emerged as the most favored leader as his successor after the Partygate episode caused problems for Johnson to remain prime minister. However, the Indian-origin chancellor insisted on focusing his full attention on the responsibilities he was given at the time.

February 2022 : Britain’s Chancellor Sunak admitted that he was present at Johnson’s birthday celebration in the Cabinet Room on Downing Street. This program was in violation of the rules applicable under the lockdown.

April 2022 : He and Sunak have been in the media limelight for allegedly not paying tax in the UK to his wife Akshata Murthy on their income from Infosys Company.

July 2022 : Rishi Sunak resigned from the post of Chancellor.

8th July: Sunak staked his claim to replace Johnson as British Prime Minister.

20 July: Sunak led the Conservative Party with 137 votes to take on Liz Truss in the final stages of the British Prime Ministerial contest.

30 August: The Sunak camp accused Truss of evading scrutiny.

September 1: Sunak thanked his parents and wife Akshata Murthy for their cooperation in the last program related to the election campaign.

September 5: Liz Truss defeated Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership race to become Britain’s new prime minister.

14 October: British Prime Minister Liz Truss sacked Kwasi Quarteng as chancellor amid panic in the stock market.

20 October: Truss resigned amid an open rebellion, just six weeks after being sworn in as prime minister.

October 24 : Sunak was elected unopposed as the leader of the Conservative Party after Penny Mordent announced her withdrawal from the race on Diwali.

25 October: Rishi Sunak was appointed by Maharaja Charles III as the first British Prime Minister of Indian origin.


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