LONDON (Daily Pakistan Online) If Boris Johnson and Penny Mordant fail to secure the support of 100 MPs by Monday, British Indian-origin former finance minister Rishi Singh could become the country’s next prime minister. Sink already has the support of 142 members of parliament. Boris Johnson, who was ousted as prime minister in July and stepped down in September, currently has the support of 59 MPs. Penny Mordant has 29 votes. If both Johnson and Mordant fail to secure the support of 100 MPs by Monday, Rishi Shankar will automatically become prime minister.
According to NDTV, under the rules announced on Thursday, a maximum of three Tory MPs will be able to contest, as the party has set a limit of 100 MPs for candidates, giving the party a total of 357 MPs in Parliament. Rishi Shankar on Sunday formally announced his candidacy for the prime ministerial election, saying his aim is to fix the economy, unite the party and serve the country.
It should be noted that British Prime Minister Liz Truss, elected after Boris Johnson, announced her resignation only 45 days after taking office.