Johnson will resign soon: Indian Finance Minister Rishi Sunak ahead in race for new UK PM

Pankaj Prasad
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According to Betfair, not only opposition parties but even his own party are pressuring Johnson to resign following revelations that he organized a drink party at the Prime Minister's Office Downing Street during the COVID-19 lockdown in Britain in May 2020.

British PM Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to control the Corona epidemic and partying in the Garden of his residence 10 Downing Street in violation of the Covid protocol. In such a situation, Britain's betting company Betfair has claimed that due to increasing pressure, Johnson may resign soon and Indian Finance Minister Rishi Sunak can take his place.

According to Betfair, not only opposition parties but also his own Conservative party are pressuring Johnson to resign following revelations that he held a drink party at the Prime Minister's Office Downing Street during the COVID-19 lockdown in Britain in May 2020.

According to Betfair's Sam Rossbottom, Rishi Sunak is more likely to become the British PM if Johnson leaves. Foreign Minister Liz Truss and then Cabinet Minister Michael Gove are named in the race for the post of PM. However, former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, Indian-origin Home Minister Priti Patel, Health Minister Sajid Javid and Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden are also in the race for the post of PM.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief private secretary Martin Reynolds had reportedly mailed invitations to several people in 2020 for a party held in Downing Street. At that time, public gatherings were banned to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 in the country.

Johnson expressed regret, agreed to join the party

Johnson has now regretted the matter and admitted for the first time that he had attended the feast. Johnson said he thought the event would be within the scope of his work-related events. Johnson has been under intense pressure from the opposition Labor Party as well as members of his own Conservative Party since the invitation appeared in the media.


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In his statement in the House of Commons, the lower house of parliament, ahead of the prime minister's weekly questions session, Johnson said, "I want to apologize, I know that millions of people in this country have made extraordinary sacrifices in the last 18 months." "I know what they feel about me and the government headed by me," he said. When they think that the people who make the rules are not following the rules properly in Downing Street. I cannot predict the outcome of the current investigation, but I understand very well that we did not take certain things right and that I should take responsibility.