Rishi Sunak has lost in the race for PM in Britain. UK Foreign Minister Lis Truss has been elected the new prime minister there. She will replace Boris Johnson. Lis Truss has been elected leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party this evening.
According to the information, Lis Truss got a total of 81,326 votes in this election of Tory leadership. While Rishi Sunak got 60,399 votes. Meaning Sunak lost this election by 20,927 votes. Lis Truss is Britain’s third female prime minister. Earlier Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May have held this position.
Let us tell you that Boris Johnson had to resign from the post of Prime Minister of Britain on 7 July. Actually, Johnson’s name was associated with many controversies. After this, the resignations of cabinet ministers were sticking against Johnson. Then he had to resign. Then in the race for the successor of Boris Johnson, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Lis Truss reached the final. Now 42-year-old Sunak has now been defeated by 47-year-old Lis Truss in the PM’s race.
In this election of PM, more than 1 lakh 60 thousand members of Conservative Party had voted. It was also being told in the survey coming before the election that Rishi Sunak has lagged behind in this race.
Rishi Sunak, a British Indian citizen, had promised during the election campaign that if he wins, he will rein in rising inflation. Lis Truss, on the other hand, promised tax cuts.
India’s eyes were on Rishi Sunak
Even though the election was in Britain, but it was being discussed fiercely in India as well. The reason for this was Rishi Sunak’s Indian connection. Indian people were wishing for the victory of British Indian citizen Sunak. Sunak is the son-in-law of India’s well-known personality Narayan Murthy (founder of Infosys).