NEW DELHI: A meme fest was sparked on social media, soon after Britain’s conservative party leader Rishi Sunak became the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Monday.
Some Twitter users started posting former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra’s picture with congratulatory messages for Sunak on social media as they thought Sunak resembled Nehra.
Check out some hilarious tweets:
Britain’s Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak on Monday became the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, less than two months after he lost to Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race.
Sunak’s change in fate was triggered by the resignation of Truss after her high-profile sacking and resignation in her cabinet, following a heavily criticised mini-budget that left the UK pound tumbling.
After she was forced to step down just 45 days into office, Truss became the shortest-serving British PM. Standing before 10 Downing Street, Truss said that she recognizes she “cannot deliver the mandate” on which she was elected.
Sunak was born in Southampton to parents of Indian descent who migrated to Britain from East Africa. An Oxford and Stanford University alumnae, Sunak is famously married to Akshata Murty, daughter of N R Narayana Murthy, the billionaire businessman who founded Infosys. (ANI)