The process of election of the new PM in Britain has been completed. The name of the new Prime Minister will be announced in no time. The contest in this election is between Indian-origin Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. An announcement to be made on Monday will decide who will be the new face arriving at the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street.
Several rounds of voting were held in the exercise going on for the last one and a half months. The most important vote in this was of more than 1.6 lakh members of the Conservative Party, whose process was completed on Friday. Now on Monday, the party will announce a winner and the winner will not only be the leader of the Conservative Party but will also be the new PM of Britain.
A big reason for India's interest in this UK election is Rishi Sunak, who is not only of Indian origin but also India's son-in-law. Actually, his wife Akshita is the daughter of Indian IT industrialist NR Narayana Murthy. Not only this, it is no less than an achievement for India, which is celebrating the nectar festival of independence, that there is also a face of Indian origin among the contenders for the Prime Minister's chair in Britain, which has ruled it for 200 years.
Rishi Sunak, 42, was the finance minister in Boris Johnson's government, which came to power after registering a massive victory in the Brexit elections. At the same time, Liz Truss, who is competing with her, has also been handling the role of Foreign Minister in the Boris government. Both the candidates came ahead in the race by defeating 6 other contenders.