Rishi Sunak has been appointed as the new Finance Minister of Brittain on Thursday. Rishi Sunak, 39, is the son-in-law of Narayana Murthy, founder of India’s well-known IT company Infosys. In Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet in Britain, three MPs of Indian origin have now been made ministers of important departments. Two other ministers – Preity Patel and Alok Sharma – are also in Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
Sunak is married to Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the reshuffle in his cabinet after Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid resigned as finance minister. Sunak is the second important minister of Indian origin in the Johnson cabinet. Priti Patel of Indian origin is the UK Home Minister. Sajid had unexpectedly announced his resignation from the post recently. the Conservative Party, led by Johnson, came back to power with tremendous success in the general election held in December 2019. Born in Hampshire, 39-year-old Sunak is a Richmond (Yorkshire) MP since 2015.
He was a junior minister in the Department of Local Government before being promoted to the Treasury as Chief Secretary last year. Downing Street said in an official announcement that the Queen has approved the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Who is Rishi Sunak Britain-born Rishi Sunak was elected MP for the second time from the Richmond seat last year? He was currently a junior minister in the Boris Johnson cabinet. Earlier in 2018, he was made the UK Housing Minister.
Sunak’s father was a professional doctor and his mother to operate a pharmacy. She is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy. Rishi Sunak also has two daughters. The Ministry of Finance is considered the second most important position in the UK government. Rishi Sunak is the first Indian-origin MP to hold such an important position in Britain. Sage Sunak’s parents immigrated to Britain from India with their grandparents. Then in 1980 Sage Sunak was born in Southampton in Hampshire. He did school at Winchester College, a private school in Britain.
Sunak enrolled at the prestigious Oxford University for higher education. From where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He then went to Stanford University in the US to pursue an MBA, from where he earned his MBA degree. Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak worked for investment bank Goldman Sachet and then started an investment firm.
Sunak, a first-time MP who was elected in 2015, was elected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) in October 2014. The seat was previously held by former party leader and Foreign Secretary William Hague. Sunak was elected as the MP for the constituency with a majority of 19,550 (36.2%) in the 2015 general election.
Rishi is seen as a rising star of the Conservative Party. The government often puts them forward for media interviews. Apart from this, he also played an important role in the election campaign of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. On several occasions, Sage took part in the TV debate in place of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. he supported Britain’s separation from the European Union (EU) in June 2016. Sunak campaigned for Brexit and voted for former PM Theresa May’s deal on all three occasions.
In the 2017 general election, Sunuk was again elected as MP with a majority of 23,108 (40.5%). He was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Local Government between January 2018 and July 2019.