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Rishi Sunak’s shut ties with India are a bonus: Ex-health secretary Matt Hancock

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“Rishi will make the best Prime Minister,” former Health Secretary Matt Hancock had stated in an interview to India Today. This is slowly proving to be true.

In the race to 10 Downing Street, Indian-origin MP Rishi Sunak and overseas secretary Liz Truss have emerged as the highest two contenders for the UK PM publish. Sunak secured 137 votes within the final spherical of voting.

Sunak, the previous British Finance Minister, has led in all rounds of the voting amongst Conservative lawmakers.

Talking about Sunak’s Indian origin, former well being secretary, Matt Hancock, in an unique interview with India Today stated, “Rishi is British but his relationship with India that he will bring as a Prime Minister is a bonus.”

“He is a true born Englishman, with a very British education. He was born into a National Health Service (NHS) family and went to Oxford University like me. But he brings many facets because of his heritage. I see the affinity he has and the close ties he has with India as a bonus,” Matt Hancock stated.

He additional added, “I have worked closely with him and he handles the crisis well.” He is supporting Rishi not as a result of he’s Asian, however as a result of he has the calibre to turn into the PM, Hancock famous.

“I have seen him work under intensive pressure. He is up to the job. He is the best candidate for the job and it also happens that he is the most popular amongst the public, which will help us win an election,” Hancock added.

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‘”It’s nice that our nation can produce an distinctive particular person like Rishi Sunak,” Hancock stated whereas explaining why he’s backing Sunak to be the following UK PM.


Born in Southampton to a common practitioner father and a pharmacist mom, Rishi Sunak, first turned an MP in 2015. He was elected from Richmond, Yorkshire.

Sunak rapidly rose by way of the Conservative celebration ranks and was appointed to a very powerful UK Cabinet publish – Chancellor of the Exchequer by Johnson in 2020. The minister gained recognition for his financial bundle to help companies and staff as an unprecedented pandemic gripped the nation and the world.

However, his huge recognition took an enormous hit over his spouse’s non-domiciled tax standing and the partygate scandal, amongst different points.

If Sunak does turn into the PM of Britain, then he would be the first particular person of Indian and even Asian origin to carry the publish.

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