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Indian-origin Rishi Sunak is new Britain PM, says “Greatest privilege of my life”

Rishi Sunak has been elected the next Prime Minister of Britain. He now faces the challenge of running an economically weak nation after his predecessor Liz Truss conceded defeat. At 42 years old, he is the youngest and the first person of Indian origin to hold the post.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Rishi Sunak has been elected the next Prime Minister of Britain. He now faces the challenge of running an economically weak nation after his predecessor Liz Truss conceded defeat. At 42 years old, he is the youngest and the first person of Indian origin to hold the post.

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In his first address to the people after being named prime minister, Rishi Sunak said that it is “the greatest privilege of my life. I will work day and night for development.”

Congratulating Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “I look forward to working together on global issues and implementing Roadmap 2030. Special Diwali greetings to the ‘living bridge’ of Indians in the UK, as we move forward with our lives.” Transform historical relationships into a modern partnership.”

Liz Truss congratulates

Former Prime Minister Liz Truss congratulated Rishi Sunak on being appointed as the leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the UK. He tweeted, “Congratulations Rishi Sunak on being appointed as the leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister. You have my full support.”

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Rishi Sunak is Britain’s third prime minister in seven months. Liz Truss, who had defeated him in the party’s internal election and replaced Boris Johnson, resigned on 20 October after only 45 days in office.

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Boris Johnson, who last week staked a bid to become prime minister again, withdrew from the ongoing race for the office in a surprise decision yesterday. He said he would not be able to lead “a united party in Parliament”.

The other contender, Penny Mordent, failed to secure the numbers and was eliminated from the race. Sunak has the support of more than 180 members of Parliament. Which is much more than the 100 marks required to get the top rank.

Liz Truss left the top post after her plan for a mini-budget. “Given the situation, I cannot fulfill the mandate for which I was elected,” she told the media.

Rishi Sunak criticized Liz Truss’s tax-cutting agenda during a leadership contest earlier this year. He said that only after controlling inflation, he will cut taxes. He also outlined a plan to reduce income tax from 20% to 16% by 2029.

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