Rishi Sunak responds to trolls after being mocked for wrong spelling
As soon as Rishi Sunak received backlash on Twitter over a misspelt campaign sign that was visible in his backdrop during his first television debate to run for the position of UK Prime Minister, Sunak replied with “Ready for spellcheck,” a play on his campaign slogan “Ready for Rishi.”
This comes in the wake of harsh criticism of Sunak’s tax decisions during the epidemic. His wife Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, is rumoured to be wealthier than the Queen. Because of her non-dom status, Akshata Murty’s tax evasion was previously noticed.
A Twitter user said, “Rishi Sunak may be a billionaire, but he can’t spell CAMPAIGN.”
In addition to Sunak, other participants in the 90-minute debate were British Foreign Minister Liz Truss, Former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, Chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Om Tugendhat, and Penny Mordaunt. They sparred about taxes and honesty. In the first two rounds of voting among Tory MPs, Sunak came out on top.
Boris Johnson, the interim prime minister, reportedly instructed his allies to support anybody other than Sunak. Johnson, who seems to be interested in Liz Truss and Penny Mordaunt, is rumoured to have spoken with unsuccessful candidates to succeed him. He also pleaded with them not to elect Sunak as prime minister.
Although Johnson and his associates have denied making any such remarks, those acquainted with the situation have verified them, along with the fact that Johnson supports Liz Truss for the position of future UK prime minister.
Johnson has declined to openly comment on or take part in debates about the contest for the position of leader of the Conservative Party as well as the contest for No. 10 Downing Street.
With 101 votes in the most recent round of voting on Thursday, former finance minister Rishi Sunak strengthened his hold on the campaign to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Suella Braverman, the Indian-origin Attorney General who was in the running, was eliminated from the shortlist after receiving the fewest votes (27), and there are now just five contenders remaining in the Tory leadership contest.