Rishi Sunak early frontrunner in race for new UK PM

UK, 10/7:Rishi Sunak, the British Indian former minister who has now formally launched his campaign to be elected the new Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister, emerged as an early frontrunner in the leadership race on Saturday, even as more candidates joined the fray.


The 42-year-old son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy has received the public backing of several senior Tory members of Parliament, including Commons leader Mark Spencer, former party chairman Oliver Dowden and former Cabinet minister Liam Fox.


Sunak’s successor as UK Chancellor, Iraqi-origin Nadhim Zahawi, and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also declared their candidacies on Saturday.

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