An Indian got a chance to ascend the throne of the same Englishman who ruled India for almost 200 years. Sunak had the courage to resign and bring down Boris Johnson’s government.
Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truce is the third female Prime Minister. He has achieved this top spot by defeating Conservative Party candidate Rishi Sunak. He was Foreign Secretary in the previous government of Boris Johnson. Rishi Sunak definitely lost but got 43 percent of the votes while Trus got 57 percent of the votes. Sunak is not English. are of Indian origin. His father is Gujarati and mother Punjabi. However, he got 60 thousand votes against 81 thousand votes of Truss, which is a matter of pride for Indians.
An Indian got a chance to ascend the throne of the same Englishman who ruled India for almost 200 years. Sunak had the courage to resign and bring down Boris Johnson’s government. He was highly praised as finance minister, but several minor controversies questioned his image. If he had won it would have been a landmark event of the 21st century, but in the statement he made despite losing, you can see glimpses of Indian magnanimity and pride. He congratulated Truss and called the Conservative Party a family.
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It is difficult to say what kind of Prime Minister Liz Truss will prove to be. No one will shake his chair for the next two years but it remains to be seen how he will win his party in the 2024 elections. He will have the full support of Boris Johnson, but his situation has now become that of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. It has not been a bad time in the last few decades when he became Prime Minister. In Britain, the problems of inflation, unemployment, epidemics etc. have reared their head, its economy is in complete disarray. A common man is very troubled about paying government taxes.
Truss says he will not hesitate to cut taxes. But many trade unions in Britain have already announced strikes and demonstrations. Many of his statements as Foreign Secretary have been ridiculed by the British press, but his anti-Russian policy on Ukraine has received considerable support. He is also committed to deepening Britain’s relationship with the European Union. It will also be active in opposing Russia-China Indo-Pacific policy. The Russian government has derided Truss as prime minister, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed Truss despite Rishi Sunak’s defeat.
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It is not surprising that the Free Trade Agreement between India and Britain was concluded during the Truce period itself. He has visited India twice as External Affairs Minister. It is also likely that some leaders of Indian origin will be given important portfolios in his cabinet. A British leader who defeats Rishi Sunak will only benefit more from showing extra generosity towards India.
-Doctor. Veda Pratap Vedic