London | Britain’s newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson has included three Indian-origins in his newly formed cabinet, giving them key roles.
Priti Patel, who is famous for her criticism against former PM Theresa May‘s Brexit, took charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary.
“I will do everything in my power to keep our country safe, our people secure, and also to fight the scourge of crime that we see on our streets. I look forward to the challenges that now lie ahead,” Patel said.
Patel had been a prominent member of the “Back Boris” campaign for the Conservative Party leadership and was widely tipped for the plum post in the prime minister’s frontline team.
Rishi Sunak, who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, was elected as the Member of Parliament from Richmond (Yorks) in 2015.
Rishi Sunak also happens to be the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayan and Sudha Murthy. Sunak has studied in Oxford and Stanford Universities.
Alok Sharma, who served as the Housing Minister in 2017 and Minister of State for Employment form 2018, has been appointed as the Secretary of State for International Development.
Alok Sharma had been working in the banking sector until now.