Rishi Sunak, Indian-born British MP replaced Sajid Javid on Thursday as UK Finance Minister. Expressing his happiness, he tweets last night that he is “honour” to be Chancellor of the Exchequer in Boris Johnson’s cabinet. Mr Sunak, 39, is the son-in-law of Narayana Murthy, Infosys co-founder and billionaire.
A former banker of Goldman Sachs, Mr Sunak is the British Government’s second most powerful minister as Prime Minister Johnson reshuffled his cabinet and Pakistani-born Sajid Javid resigned abruptly.
The resignation of Mr Javid followed news of his conflicts with the influential Johnson lawyer, Dominic Cummings, a self-styled politician disturbed by many legislators and officers.
Mr Sunak, who considers being an enthusiastically of the British PM, is ready for the new role to take up at 11 Downing Street, near his office.
The new UK finance minister, David Jones, described him as ‘ very clever ‘ and an ‘ excellent choice. ‘ Pfund and responsibility returns grew on the anticipation. The appointment of Mr Sunak would pave the way for a more expansionary budget next month.
Thus, after the rejig, there are three Indian MPs in the UK cabinet. So, on Thursday Alok Sharma elects as Secretary of State for industry, energy and industrial policy. He is the former Secretary of State for International Development. Sharma, 51, will also lead COP26, the United Nations Big Bill Climate Summit in Glasgow this year, in November.
Johnson selects Priti Patel as the new Home Secretary last year. So, in former Prime Minister Theresa May, she had an international development secretary portfolio.
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