Rishi Sunak tops vote in second round of Tory leadership contest as Suella is ousted – Times of India

Rishi Sunak topped with 101 votes in the second round of voting by Conservative lawmakers in the Tory leadership race on Thursday (Reuters)

London: Sage altar Conservative lawmakers in the race for the Tory leadership topped the second round of voting on Thursday with 101 votes, while the lone other Indian-origin candidate in the race, Attorney General Suella Braverman, dropped out of the contest.
trade minister penny mordaunt Second with 83 votes, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss came second with 64 votes. Former Equality Minister Kemi Badenoch was fourth with 49 votes and was the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. tom tugendata Was in fifth place with 32 votes. These five candidates have made it to the third round of voting to be held on Monday.
Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, had topped with 88 votes in the first round. But while he’s doing well with Tory lawmakers and is widely expected to make it to the final two candidates for party membership, a Snap YouGov poll of Tory party members – who will take the final call – is based on Penny’s. got more support for mordont And Cami Badenoch compared to the craze. Mordaunt has now overtaken Sunak, the bookies’ favorite, to become the next UK PM.
Braverman, who had pledged to get Britain out of the European Court of Human Rights, was eliminated after receiving the fewest votes at 27. His father’s family roots are in Nairobi and Goa, while his mother, a Tamil, was born in Mauritius.
Former chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost told Talk TV he had “serious reservations” about Mordant becoming the next prime minister, adding that he did not think she was tough enough to stand up for Brexit and make it a success. .
“I am quite surprised at where she is in this leadership race,” she said, adding that she does not think she has mastered the details that were necessary when she was his deputy in Brexit talks and often not accountable or visible. She was
Frost, who served in the cabinet with Sunak, said: “The sage is a very serious person and there is no doubt that he can do the job very well. Is he yet to offer the scale of economic change and the need to change direction? doing, I’m not sure yet.”
Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, one of the two candidates eliminated on Wednesday night, has now pitched his support behind the ex-chancellor, saying Sunak has “tremendous potential”. Hunt said, “The sage is one of the gentlest, straight men whose highest standards of integrity I have ever met in British politics.”
Sunak was grilled on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program on whether he was “rich and smart” to be PM, noting that hard-up Brits “no longer need shampoo to wash their hair”. instead of using washing-up liquid”. He replied: “I don’t judge people by their bank accounts. I judge them by their character and I think people can judge me by my actions. I believe in hard work and aspiration. This is my story – my parents worked incredibly hard, sacrificed a lot and gave opportunities for me and my brother and sister. This is something I am proud of and if I am the PM I will stand up for those values.
He said he supported Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plan to deport illegal immigrants to Rwanda, saying, “I think it’s important that we have control over our borders and I say children and grandchildren of immigrants.” as. It was more important for him. “I don’t cut taxes to win elections; I win elections to cut taxes,” Sunak said.

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