UK PM Race: In the race for British PM, Indian-origin Rishi Sunak has strengthened his claim. He got 118 votes in the fourth round of voting. With this, former Equality Minister Cami Badenoch has been out of the race for PM. He got 59 votes. Due to which only three candidates were left in the race. Business Minister Penny Mordaunt got 92 and Foreign Minister Liz Truss got 86 votes. Now in the next round, there will be a match between Sunak, Penny Mordaunt and Liz Truss.
The names of the last two candidates will be known after the fifth round of voting on Wednesday. After this the focus will be on favoring the membership base of the Tory party. It is estimated that the number of these members is about 160,000, who will vote in favor of either of these two candidates. Those votes will be counted at the end of August and the winner will be announced by September 5.
Till Thursday, only two candidates will make it to the final list. Former Finance Minister Sunak got 115 votes in the third round of voting held on Monday. At the same time, 101 votes were received in the second round and 88 votes in the first round. Sunak has been on top in all the stages.
Let us tell you that after the resignation of the ministers, Boris Johnson had resigned from the post of PM recently. Sunak is one of the first people to resign from the post of minister. With the resignation of Johnson, 42-year-old Sunak started campaigning for Prime Minister.
Sunak is also facing criticism over the issue of his wife’s Infosys assets in the UK. On this, he had said during a heated debate on television in the past that he is proud of the achievements of his Indian mother-in-law- Infosys co-founders Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy.
“I’ve always been a UK taxpayer in general; My wife is from another country so she is treated differently, but the issue was resolved.”
He said, “My father-in-law had nothing, just a dream and a few hundred pounds that my mother-in-law’s savings provided him, and with that he became one of the biggest, most prestigious, most successful companies in the world.” built one that employs thousands of people here in Britain.”
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