The Prime Minister has ordered a Cabinet Office investigation into Nusrat Ghani's claim that she was told her ministerial exit was linked to her "Muslimness".
Mr Johnson has asked the Cabinet Office to "establish the facts” regarding the claims of Islamophobia made by the Conservative MP.
She said that when she raised the matter with Mr Johnson directly after losing her job in a February 2020 ministerial reshuffle, he told her he could not get involved.
Mr Johnson said: “We take these allegations extremely seriously, I took them very seriously when they were raised with me 18 months ago... very glad there's an investigation taking place now.
"I can't say more, really, about it.” Ms Ghani claimed she was told by a Government whip that her faith made colleagues "uncomfortable” and that her career would be "destroyed" if she tried to complain.
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