The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson finally announced his resignation from the post of Conservative Party leader on Thursday. In Britain, the ministers continue to resign. In the last 24 hours, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been under tremendous pressure. Because more than 50 ministers have resigned from his government, this is a picture of rebellion in the ruling Conservative Party. In such a situation, the crisis deepened in the government. After which he has now resigned.
In fact, many ministers have expressed distrust of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He says his party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them gaining about a third of the support of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
As a result, about 39 ministers and parliamentary secretaries in the UK have resigned so far. Meanwhile, several ministers, including British Home Secretary Preeti Patel, Transport Minister Grant Shops, and Defense Minister Rachel McLean, have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world,” Johnson said in an address to the nation outside 10 Downing Street – the official residence of the British Prime Minister. Johnson, 58, will remain in charge at 10 Downing Street until the process of electing a new leader is completed by the time of the Conservative Party conference, scheduled for October.
In his address, Johnson said that in politics, no one is “remotely indispensable”. He also promised to give the new leader as much support as he could. Johnson thanked the British public “for the immense privilege you have given me”. The opposition Labour Party led the jubilant reaction to the imminent end of the Johnson-led Tory government, declaring it good news for the country.
Officially announcing his decision to resign outside of No. 10 today (7 July), Johnson said: ” it was “the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister.”He went on: “And I’ve agreed with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, that the process of choosing that new leader should begin now and the timetable will be announced next week. “And I’ve today appointed a Cabinet to serve, as I will until a new leader is in place.
A wave of resignation in the UK:
However, Finance Minister Rishi Sanak and Health Minister Sajid Javid were the first to resign. After which a wave of resignation started in the British government. The resignations of John Glenn, Preity Patel, Grant Shops, Rachel McLean, and others have added to the government’s woes. Some ministers have visited the residence of Prime Minister Boris and tendered their resignations.
In such a situation, some people have also demanded his resignation. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to have refused to resign. Boris Johnson is also trying to put pressure on his ministers. He has held separate meetings with all the ministers.
Can Rishi Sonak become a British PM?
Nadeem Jahvi has been given charge of finance in place of Rishi Sonak. So Steve Barclay has been given the responsibility of the Ministry of Health. Meanwhile, there are speculations that Indian Rishi Sonak may become the Prime Minister after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation. At the moment, his name is at the forefront.
However, there is no clear successor to Mr. Johnson, but there are many more candidates in the race. The names mentioned include Penny Mordant, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, and Defense Secretary Ben Wallace. Mr. Johnson, meanwhile, has indicated he wants to remain acting prime minister during the process.
According to England’s prestigious political, cultural, and contemporary magazine, there are two contenders for who will be at 10 Downing Street after Boris Johnson. Note that 10 Downing Street is the official residence of the British Prime Minister. The London-based magazine quoted data as saying that it has two contenders. Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak. In a survey, 22-22 percent of people have liked both. This is also the choice of bookies. The 78th Prime Minister of England may be of Indian descent.
Penny Mordent is Minister of State for Commerce and MP from North Portsmouth. Rishi Sunak was the Finance Minister and had recently resigned from the Boris Johnson Cabinet. According to the survey, Defense Minister Ben Wallace is in third place with 17% of the people choosing. This is followed by External Affairs Minister Liz Trace and Sajid Wajid. Also in the PM race are Nadeem Jahavi, Dominic Robb, Tom Tugendhat, Jeremy Hunt, and Steve Baker. However, this is not the final list of claimants. Their number may vary. Now it remains to be seen in whose name the British PM’s lottery opens.
Who is Rishi Sunak?
Significantly, the wife of Rishi Sunak is named Akshata Murthy. Sunak is the son-in-law of Narayan Murthy, a well-known Indian industrialist and founder of Infosys. His father was a General Practitioner (GP) in the National Health Service (NHS), while his mother ran her own pharmacy. In the event of becoming PM, he will be Britain’s first Indian-origin premier.
Prior to entering politics, the 42-year-old had a successful business career. His experience includes co-founding a large investment firm. The firm worked with companies ranging from those in the Silicon Valley, California, and those based in India’s IT capital, Bengaluru.
A Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015, he served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer from February 2020 to June 2022. Previously, Sunak served as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government.
He recently found himself embroiled in two major controversies. One was over his status as Johnson’s ‘partner in crime’ in what came to be known as ‘Partygate’. The other was over the non-domicile status of his wife.