The Conservative Party of Indian-origin Rishi Sunak who has been elected as the next Prime Minister of Britain addressed the nation on Monday. In his first address to the nation, Rishi said he will “work day in, day out to deliver for the British people, pledges to serve with integrity and humility.”
Sunak said that is the “only way we will overcome the challenges we face and build a better, more prosperous future for our children and our grandchildren”.
Rishi has scripted history by becoming the first British Prime Minister of Indian descent on Monday after his rival Penny Mordaunt backed out pledging full support. Rishi Sunak of Indian origin, who lost to Liz Truss in the race for the post of Prime Minister in September, has become the strongest contender in the race to become PM this time.
“Humbled & honoured to have support of my Parliamentary colleagues & to be elected as Leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party. It is the greatest privilege of my life to be able to serve the party I love & give back to the country I owe so much to,” said PM-designate.
“UK is a great country but we face a profound economic challenge. We now need stability and unity & I’ll make it my utmost priority to bring our party and country together as that’s the only way we’ll overcome challenges &build a better future for our children & grandchildren,” he added.
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After former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was out of the race, Sunak’s prime ministerial claim was confirmed.
The former UK chancellor formally declared his candidacy to contest the Conservative Party leadership election on Sunday to replace Liz Truss as British Prime Minister and “fix the economy”.
Sunak is born to an Indian-origin general practitioner father Yashvir and pharmacist mother Usha. He had spoken extensively of his migrant roots during the last campaign citing references to making history by lighting Diwali diyas at 11 Downing Street as the first Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Liz resigned as the Prime Minister Of UK after just 45 days of taking over following economic turmoil and the resignation of two key ministers.