UK Prime Minister: Indian-origin MP Priti Patel came in support of Boris Johnson, challenged in front of Rishi Sunak

London. Priti Patel, who served as Home Minister in the cabinet of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has supported the re-appointment of her former boss, replacing Liz Truss. Indian-origin MP Priti Patel had last silenced her choice between the ongoing rivalry between Conservative Party leader Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak for the post of prime minister, but Patel has now said that the 2019 general election Conservative Party leader Johnson got the mandate in the election.

The fifty-year-old politician tweeted that the former PM has proved himself by taking the right big decisions. Patel tweeted, ‘Boris has the mandate to fulfill our election agenda. I support Johnson in the fight for leadership. Johnson, 50, is back from a vacation in the Caribbean and is expected to once again join the race to become prime minister.

Rishi Sunak may face tough challenge from Johnson
Indian-origin Rishi Sunak may face a challenge from Johnson to replace Liz Truss, who resigned as prime minister in just 44 days due to a reversal of policies and a collapse in the financial markets. Johnson himself resigned as prime minister six weeks ago after several scandals and the resignation of a large number of his ministers, but his popularity in the Conservative Party remains intact.

Three cabinet ministers came in support of Johnson
At least three cabinet ministers have openly said they would support Johnson as the new prime minister, including Commerce Minister Jacob Reismog, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and another minister, Simon Clark. The number of supporters of Johnson has reached 46, but the number of supporters of Sunak is 100. If only one candidate comes forward, Britain will have a new prime minister by next week.

170,000 Tory members will vote online
But if there is a contest between the two candidates, by Friday 170,000 Tory members will vote online. So far it looks like a triangular contest, as third-place House of Commons leader Penny Mordont has also started her campaign. Penney has launched a video campaign to attract as many lawmakers as possible, and his number of supporters has grown to 21.

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