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Find out what Indians think of Rishi Sunak

Find out what Indians think of Rishi Sunak

After a bitter defeat earlier this year, Rishi Sunak, a Hindu, has received perhaps his greatest Diwali gift – the post of British Prime Minister. While the fate of… 25.10.2022, Sputnik International

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Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, 42, was elected leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party and formally appointed British Prime Minister to lead his country out of the economic turmoil that erupted under his predecessor over the past of his 44 days in power. Sunak, who has always been open about his Hindu background, has been making waves on social media, especially in India. While many netizens applaud Britain’s inclusion, some are unsure if Sunak is particularly different from his predecessors. Take a look at a handful of recent shots Indians have had on Britain’s new Prime Minister. His remark seems particularly odd now, as Churchill’s own country now relies on an Indian-born leader to guide it through an economic crisis that has seen at least two prime ministers quit. Apart from his ethnic background, Sunak also became the country’s youngest prime minister. minister since Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who took office in 1812. The longest-serving president in US history, Joe Biden, was among those who congratulated the new British prime minister. Biden first mispronounced his name, referring to him as “Rashee Sanook,” then said, “go figure.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his delight at Sunak’s appointment. Modi wrote a tweet in which he warmly congratulated the new British Prime Minister and called him “the living bridge of the Indians of the United Kingdom”. Officials expressed pride that the first person of Indian origin to become British prime minister and hoped it would usher in a “golden age” in British-Indian relations. colonial empire, stating that people of Indian descent such as Kamala Harris, Sundar Pichai and others generally do not care about their ancestral homeland. Other netizens went even further and questioned whether Sunak was a real Indian, given that none of his relatives have ties to post-partition India. Even Sunak’s religious beliefs have been questioned as some netizens have begun to doubt his devotion to Hinduism. Two photos of the British Prime Minister have gone viral and are often placed next to each other: the first shows his respect for cows, while the other shows him posing with steaks – eating beef is a sin in Hinduism. It is also a surprise. to some netizens that Rishi Sunak is not a “slum premier” since he has great personal wealth. Sunak never made a secret of his prosperous upbringing and aristocratic connections. In a 2001 BBC documentary called The Middle Classes: Their Rise and Proliferation, he claimed to have upper class and aristocratic friends, but no “working class” friends. Sunak’s wife is the daughter of Indian billionaire Narayana Murthy whose net worth is estimated at around $4.5 billion. Some netizens even started joking that the businessman would become the “nation’s father-in-law.”

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After a bitter defeat earlier this year, Rishi Sunak, a Hindu, has received perhaps his greatest Diwali gift – the post of British Prime Minister. While his tenure fate is unclear at this time, one thing is certain: Not everyone is optimistic about his appointment.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, 42, was elected leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party and formally appointed British Prime Minister to lead his country out of the economic turmoil that erupted under his predecessor over the past of his barely 44 days in power.

Sunak, who has always been open about his Hindu background, has been making waves on social media, especially in India. While many netizens applaud Britain’s inclusion, some are unsure if Sunak is particularly different from his predecessors.

Take a look at a handful of recent takes Indians have had on Britain’s new Prime Minister.

Many internet users remembered a quote from perhaps Britain’s most famous politician, Winston Churchill, who once questioned the ability of “Indians to be good leaders”. His remark seems particularly odd now, as Churchill’s own country now relies on an Indian-born leader to guide it through an economic crisis that has seen at least two prime ministers quit.

“In 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Winston Churchill is said to have said ‘…all Indian leaders will be low-calibre and straw men.’ Today, in the 75th year of our independence, we are about to see a man of Indian descent appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Life is good,” Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra tweeted.

Aside from his ethnic background, Sunak also became the country’s youngest prime minister since Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who took office in 1812.

The oldest president in US history, Joe Biden, was among those who congratulated Britain’s new prime minister. Biden first mispronounced his name, referring to him as “Rashee Sanook,” then said, “go figure.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his delight at Sunak’s appointment. Modi wrote a tweet in which he warmly congratulated the new British Prime Minister and called him “the living bridge of the Indians of the United Kingdom”.

Other prominent Indian political figures also praised Sunak, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Gujarat State Minister Harsh Sanghavi. Officials expressed pride that the first person of Indian origin to become British prime minister and hoped it would usher in a “golden age” in British-Indian relations.

“Congratulations and best wishes to Shri RishiSunak Ji on his appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Indians all over the world are proud of your historic achievement. A new golden period of India-UK relations will begin under your leadership,” tweeted an MP from Uttar Pradesh. .

However, not all Indians shared the optimism of an ethnic South Asian becoming the leader of the former colonial empire, saying people of Indian descent such as Kamala Harris, Sundar Pichai and others don’t care. usually not from their ancestral homeland.

“Indians living in India must stop celebrating people of Indian origin who get high seats in foreign governments and multinational corporations. From Sundar Pichai and Parag Agrawal to the tenuous Indian Kamala Harris, they are doing nothing for the India. Dear Rishi Sunak cheerleaders, he is no different,” Hindustan Samachar editor Surajit Dasgupta wrote on his Twitter account.

Other netizens went even further and wondered if Sunak was really an Indian, given that none of his relatives had any ties to post-partition India.

Even Sunak’s religious beliefs have been questioned as some netizens have begun to doubt his devotion to Hinduism. Two photos of the British Prime Minister have gone viral and are often placed next to each other: the first shows his respect for cows, while the other shows him posing with steaks – eating beef is a sin in Hinduism.

It is also surprising to some netizens that Rishi Sunak is not a “slum premier” as he has great personal wealth. Sunak never made a secret of his prosperous upbringing and aristocratic connections. In a 2001 BBC documentary titled The middle classes: their rise and proliferationhe claimed to have upper-class and aristocratic friends, but no “working-class” ones.

Sunak’s wife is the daughter of Indian billionaire Narayana Murthy whose net worth is estimated at around $4.5 billion. Some netizens even started joking that the businessman would become the “nation’s father-in-law.”

“I hope Rishi Sunak becomes Prime Minister so that the UK can declare Narayana Murthy as the nation’s father-in-law,” Twitter personality Ramesh Srivats wrote.



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