Priti Patel: Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary
Newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the Home Secretary of Britain. With this she has become Britain’s first Home Secretary of Indian origin. She has her roots in Tarapur in Gujarat.
Former Home Secretary Sajid Javid would take over from Philip Hammond as Finance Secretary (or Chancellor).
About Priti Patel
The 47-year-old leader is an old Eurosceptic and a powerful backer of Brexit. She was among most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.
As a Home Secretary she will be in charge of immigration, crime and policing, counter-terrorism and drugs policy.
She was 1st elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament in 2010. However she gained prominence in then David Cameron led Tory government as his Indian Diaspora Champion.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
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