Rishi Sunak is leading the race for the post of British Prime Minister. Sunak is Indian origin. Apart from that, he is the son-in-law of Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy, the founders of Infosys, a famous businessman of India.
When Boris Johnson was Prime Minister, Sunak was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer. After Johnson stepped down, Sunak inserted himself into the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Many inside and outside the Conservative Party are predicting that he will become Britain's first Indian-origin Prime Minister.
But where does he stand in the race for Prime Minister? How is his progress? How will Britain's new Prime Minister be chosen?
Race for Prime Ministership
Indians are eager to know who will lead Britain. Because there are many cultural and historical connections between India and Britain. As in India, Britain does not have a written constitution. But to become a Prime Minister, one must be a Member of Parliament.
The leader of the party with the lowest majority will be elected as the Prime Minister. But, each party has a different method of electing their leader.
The Conservative Party won the 2019 election.
Boris Johnson was the leader at the time. Now that he has stepped down as Prime Minister, an election is currently underway within the Conservative Party to choose the next leader.
A candidate must secure the support of at least twenty members of parliament to stand in the race for party leader. Eight people have got enough support this time.
In subsequent rounds, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is knocked out. These rounds continue until only two candidates remain.
Rishi Sunak is now leading in this competition. After many rounds now only two people are left in the field. One is Rishi Sunak and the other is Liz Truss.