British envoy switches to Hindi to highlight Rishi Sunak’s Hindu background

On Tuesday, British High Commissioner Alex Ellis described Rishi Sunak’s elevation as the country’s first Indian-origin prime minister as a “historic moment”.

“The election of Britain’s first Hindu PM is a historic moment,” Ellis said in Hindi.

The 42-year-old investment banker-turned-politician is the youngest British Prime Minister in 210 years. She replaces Liz Truss, who stepped down after 44 days following a “mini-budget” that caused turmoil in financial markets.

In his first address as prime minister, Sunak pledged to lead the country through the economic crisis and rebuild trust in politics. He warned Britain that tough decisions lie ahead as it seeks to cut public spending and correct “mistakes” made during the truss’s brief and chaotic tenure in Downing Street as the country heads into recession.


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