Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys Narayanamoorthy and husband to Akshatha moorthy is eyeing the top seat after the unceremonious exit of the ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson. There are many runners but what makes Rishi unique is that he has handled the finance ministry under Boris Johnson’s cabinet. He was the Chancellor for Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. He has been a Member of the Parliament since 2015 from Richmond. He is 42 years old.
Under the current circumstances, with World economy slowly inching towards recession, he is not promising moons and stars with tax cuts and perks, but goes ahead with honesty and sincerity which seems to be working for him. So far he is leading the race in the rounds of voting and several more are due. Finally on September 5, if he wins all rounds he will become the Conservative Party’s head which will make him the next Prime Minister of United Kingdom automatically.
He is also criticised for being the reason for Boris Johnson’s resignation. Rishi Sunak’s resignation as Chancellor led to a flurry of resignations which finally forced Boris Johnson to quit.
He and his wife are listed as the 222nd richest people in Britain as per the ‘Sunday Times rich list 2022’. He is also the first frontline politician to join the rich list.