Rishi Sunak On Boris Johnson: Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now out of the race for leadership of the Conservative Party. He has announced not to contest the Prime Minister’s election. For this, former UK Finance Minister and prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak has praised Johnson. Sunak said Johnson led the UK in some of the toughest challenges, including Brexit, the COVID vaccine rollout and the war in Ukraine.
Indian-origin British politician Rishi Sunak tweeted, “Boris Johnson delivered Brexit and the great vaccine roll-out. He faced some of the toughest challenges our nation faced and then faced Putin and his barbaric war in Ukraine. We will always be grateful to him for this. Though he has decided not to contest for PM again, I hope he will continue to contribute to public life at home and abroad.”
According to UK media reports, Rishi Sunak is now extremely close to becoming Prime Minister after Boris Johnson was out of the race.
‘It wouldn’t be right to do this’
Johnson pulled himself out of the Conservative Party leadership race, despite claiming to have the necessary support. He said that he has come to the conclusion that it would not be right to do so. Because you cannot govern effectively unless you have a united party in the Parliament.
It also said that this was due to the failure to reach an agreement with Sage Sunak and Penny Mordaunt. “I’m afraid the best thing I can do is not let my nomination go ahead and commit to extend my support to the one who can win,” he said.
Rishi Sunak at the forefront of PM race
Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister on Thursday (October 20). In such a situation, once again the political crisis has increased here. The country has to choose its prime minister again. There are many names in the race for the post of PM, but two names which were running in the forefront. In this, the name of Indian-origin Rishi Sunak and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was named. Now Boris Johnson has announced not to contest the election. In such a situation, now Rishi Sunak is very close to the chair of the Prime Minister.
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