Narayan Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak appointed UK's finance minister

London, Feb 13 (IANS): UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid quit the Boris Johnson government as part of a cabinet reshuffle unfolding on Thursday and has been replaced by Rishi Sunak, reports said.

Indian-descent Sunak, 39, who is married to Akshata, the daughter of Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy, was Chief Secretary to the Treasury since July 2019.

An analyst with Goldman Sachs before joining politics in 2014, Sunak, whose grandparents were from Punjab and emigrated to the UK from east Africa, is MP from Richmond (Yorkshire). He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government in the Theresa May government.

Pakistani-descent Javid, who became the first Asian to become a Cabinet Minister when he was made Secretary of State of culture, Media and Sports in the David Cameron government in 2014 after stints as Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2012-13) and Financial Secretary (2013-14), was earlier the Home Secretary in the the Theresa May government.

He had then cleared absconding businessman Vijay Mallya's extradition to India in February last year following the decision by the Westminister Magistrates Court in December 2018.

Javid, who ran for Conservative Party leadership after May quit but lost to Boris Johnson, was made Chancellor by the later. In the reshuffle on Thursday, he was offered to retain his post if he fired all his advisors but declined and quit, the BBC reported.



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  • juliana, udupi

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Such confidence on a national of foreign origin is comendable. India shining abroad. Cheers......................

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  • Lokesh Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Guys, Now pls don't celebrate.... labelling him Indian origin etc etc blah blah... HE IS A BRITISH BY BIRTH. He doesn't even like to be called himself as Asian or Indian or other referring him like that. It is so obvious, he is elected to serve the people of UK; not to get advertise as Indian etc. Lol..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Very Soon India will take over UK ...

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  • Tilak, Blore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020


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  • Stephan D'Mello, moodbidri

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Person with foreign origin should not get opportunity in government - Bhakth logic

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    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    What is your logic? We can not use Microsoft and internet and live in dark age as it is from US?

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    You can use, but god help you if dare to use it to critisise the government or its policies.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    In UK ultimate power lies with Royal house the Queen Elizabeth now
    Where as in India PM is most powerful
    Even President has to take recommendations from.Cabinet headed by PM

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  • austin, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Dr Maam what is this you also writing like andhB, I did not expect this from you. Other than being ceremonial monarchy (and richest woman) queen is just a rubberstamp like ours. The ability to make and pass legislation belongs to Parliament rather than the Queen.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    It’s surprising that there’s an explanation for each & everything ! Now, let us consider US in the place of UK !

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Dr. Kamath, for your information Britain and India are both in Parliamentary democracy system, where parliament is superior in most of the cases. Queen is head of the state, like in India Indian president.
    In Parliamentary system prime minister can’t be powerful like, president in US or France. Prime minister has to obey the parliament .

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    anti national !!!!!!

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Mr. Stephen, here the person, Rishi Sunak, is a public servant and he has worked really hard to get the job and he deserves the post but the person whom you are referring I think is not a servant but a rani for the ghulams.

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