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Liz Truss to resign as PM of UK, Indian-origin Suella Braverman also quits

Liz Truss to resign as PM of UK: Liz Truss, the British prime minister will step down from her position after only six weeks in office due to an economic plan that angered many members of her own party and rattled financial markets. Suella Braverman, Indian origin British interior minister, also resigned making her the second senior cabinet official to do so in the past week after finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng. Suella Braverman said that she left the Liz Truss administration due to a “technical” violation of government regulations and expressed her reservations about the government’s course while also criticising the premier. Grant Shapps, the country’s new interior minister, has taken Suella Braverman’s seat.

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Liz Truss to Resign as UK Prime Minister:

  • By Oct. 28, a new leader of the Conservative Party will be chosen.
  • The Conservatives have a sizable majority in parliament and do not need to schedule a general election for another two years.
  • Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister, is most likely to face Penny Mordaunt in that race.

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  • Although former premier Boris Johnson, who was forced from office in July when his ministers all quit at once, could also run again.
  • Speaking to reporters outside her office at Number 10 Downing Street, Truss acknowledged that she had lost the support of her party and announced that she would leave next week, making history’s shortest-serving prime minister in the UK.

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About Suella Braverman

  • Suella Braverman, a lawyer and 42-year-old leader of the Conservative Party, was elected from Fairham to the UK Parliament in 2015.
  • From 2020 to 2022, Suella Braverman was the attorney general of England and Wales.
  • Suella Braverman lost in the second round of the competition for the position of UK prime minister to succeed Boris Johnson.
  • In September, Liz Truss named Suella Braverman as the interior minister.
  • While Suella Braverman’s father is of Goan ancestry, her mother is of Hindu Tamil descent. In 1960, they moved to the UK.
  • Suella Braverman frequently argued in favour of British colonialism.
  • Regarding the trade agreement with India, Suella Braverman claimed that it would lead to more Indians migrating to the UK.
  • Suella Braverman supported the Brexit movement and worked as a junior minister in Theresa May’s Brexit department, but she quit over her proposed Brexit plan because she felt it fell short of fully severing ties with the EU.
  • Braverman, earlier this year was a front-runner in the contest to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister of the UK, but he was defeated in the second round.
  • Along with Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, who was fired on October 14 under Truss, she was appointed interior minister in September.

Suella Braverman: Parents

  • Suella Braverman’s parents in the 1960s, migrated from India to the UK. Her mother is from Mauritius and her father from Kenya.
  • Her father is of Goan origin, while her mother is of Hindu Tamil ancestry.

Suella Braverman: Comments and News

  • Suella Braverman has been recently in News with her recent remarks regarding Indian migrants overstaying their visas, Braverman recently threw a wrench in the works of the trade agreement between India and the UK.
  • Later, in what appeared to be a course adjustment, she stated that “the stories of India and the UK are so closely connected that they are essentially the same story.”
  • As a politician, Suella Braverman has supported the deportation of immigrants to Rwanda while defending British colonialism. “Not only have we broken key promises made to our voters, but I have had serious concerns about this government’s commitment to honouring manifesto commitments, such as reducing overall migration numbers and stopping illegal migration, particularly the dangerous small-scale variety,” she wrote in her resignation letter.

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