Rishi Sunak, a former Chancellor of Indian descent, was recently trolled online for misspelling the word “campaign” in a banner that was shown during the first TV debate he took part in as part of his campaign to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He responded by saying, “Ready for spellcheck,” which fits with his campaign slogan, “Ready for Rishi.”
At the same time that Mr. Sunak is being harassed on the internet, he is getting a lot of criticism for how he handled his taxes during the pandemic and because his wife, Akshata Murty, is being charged with tax evasion. Akshata Murty is also the daughter of Narayana Murthy, who started the company Infosys.
Adam Bienkov, the Political Editor and Correspondent for the Byline Times, said in a tweet that Rishi Sunak’s closing statement, in which he bragged about his “competence” and “seriousness,” would have been more effective if he hadn’t been sitting in front of a sign that misspelt the word “campaign.”
The debate, which lasted for 90 minutes, also included British Foreign Minister Liz Truss, Former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, chair of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee om Tugendhat, and Penny Mordaunt. The people had disagreements about taxes and being honest. In the first two votes by Conservative MPs, Sunak was the winner.
Reports say that Boris Johnson, who is the temporary prime minister, has told his allies to back anyone but Sunak. Johnson is said to have talked to people who wanted to replace him but didn’t get the job. Johnson seems to be very interested in both Penny Mordaunt and Liz Truss. He also tried to get them to say no to Sunak’s bid for the job of prime minister.
People who know what’s going on have confirmed this, and they have also confirmed that Johnson wants Liz Truss to be the next prime minister of the UK. Johnson and his staff have said that no one said anything like that, but people who know what’s going on have confirmed it.
In the meantime, Johnson has refused to comment on or take part in any public debates about the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party or the campaign for the position of the Prime Ministerial candidate at Number 10 Downing Street.
Rishi Sunak, a former British finance minister, got 101 votes in the most recent round of voting on Thursday. This made him the front-runner in the race to replace Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom.
After Attorney General Suella Braverman, who had Indian ancestry and was a candidate, got the fewest votes, she was taken out of the running for Conservative Party leader. Now, there are only five candidates left (27).