Rishi Sonik will be the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the first Indian-origin to hold the UK’s highest office

Indian-born Rishi Sonik was elected unopposed as the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party on Monday and was made Britain’s prime minister. Earlier, Penny Mordent withdrew from the race to become leader of the Conservative Party. Former finance minister Sonik (42) won easily. More than half of the 357 Conservative MPs supported him. He needed the support of at least 100 MPs to become the leader of the party. Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 committee of Conservative Party ‘backbench’ MPs, announced in Parliament that he had received only one nomination, so Sonic won the leadership contest. This means Sonic will step into London’s Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, as Prime Minister after meeting King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.
Sonic will be Britain’s first black Prime Minister and the first Hindu resident of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s residence.
Sonic’s win marks a significant turnaround in the political fortunes of Sonic, who lost the election to outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss last month after failing to win the support of ruling party lawmakers. There was open revolt against Truss’s leadership in the Conservative Party, which led him to resign after only 45 days as Prime Minister. Sonic was born in Britain. His father, Yashvir, is a retired doctor of Indian origin, while his mother, Usha Sonik, is a pharmacist. Announcing his candidacy, Sonik said he wanted to “fix the country’s economy, unite my party and work for the country. I am asking you for a chance.” ‘
Sonic cited the economic crisis he inherited as saying he might not be able to comply with the budget Truss announced last week with “devastating” tax cuts. “Britain is a great country but going through a huge economic crisis and that’s why I’m running to be party leader and your next prime minister,” he said, promising to be accountable. They work day and night to solve the problems. Last month, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss nominated former Indian-origin Finance Minister Rishi Sonik to lead the Conservative Party, replacing Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. What did Truss was followed by 57.4% and Sonic 42.6%.


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