Rishi Sunak: An Indian-origin successor for Johnson in UK?
The Morning Standard|January 15, 2022
AS Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ troubles mount and members of his own Conservative Party demand he step down as the British Prime Minister, one name is doing the rounds as a frontrunner to take charge — his Indian-origin Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

The UK-born son of a pharmacist mother and a National Health Service general practitioner father is an Oxford University and Stanford graduate. He is married to Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. The MP for Richmond in Yorkshire first entered the UK Parliament in 2015 and has quickly risen up the Tory party ranks as a staunch Brexiteer, who had backed Johnson’s strategy to leave the European Union (EU).

Sunak co-founded a 1-billion-pound global investment firm and specialised in investing in small British businesses before his entry into politics.

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