Rishi Sunak’s rise to PM is ‘Obama moment for British Hindus’, says UK Hindu temple leader
London, Oct 25 (PTI) Rishi Sunak becoming UK’s Prime Minister is “our Barack Obama moment,” said the leader of a Hindu temple that was set up by the Indian-origin leader’s grandfather.
Sunak, 42, on Monday won the race to lead the Conservative Party and is now set to become Britain’s first prime minister of Indian origin. The Vedic Society Hindu Temple in Southampton, nearly 110 km from south-west of London, was established by Sunak’s grandfather Ramdas Sunak, in 1971, with his father, Yash, continuing his connection as a trustee during the 1980s, The Independent newspaper reported.
Sunak regularly visits the temple in the Hampshire city where he was born and he last attended in July when he provided a meal for worshippers which his family does every year. Sanjay Chandarana has celebrated the UK’s first British Asian prime minister, who is set to be officially appointed on Tuesday after meeting King Charles, the report added.