Indian-origin Home Secretary sacked by UK PM Sunak


It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary, I will have more to say in due course, says Braverman

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a sudden turn of things sacked his Indian-origin Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, days after it emerged that a controversial newspaper article attacking the Metropolitan Police was published without clearance from her boss, as per the reports attributable to Downing Street.

“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary. I will have more to say in due course,” Braverman, 43, said in a brief statement.

The 43-year-old Goan-origin Cabinet minister has been replaced by James Cleverly, 54, who moves from his portfolio of Foreign Secretary on the day he was scheduled for talks with India’s External Affairs Minister. S Jaishankar is currently on a five-day official visit to the UK.

In a related development, Rishi Sunak sprung a surprise Cabinet reshuffle, by bringing former prime minister David Cameron back into the government as his new Foreign Secretary.

“The King has been pleased to approve the following government appointments: Rt Hon James Cleverly MP as Secretary of State for the Home Department; Rt Hon David Cameron as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs,” said a Downing Street statement.

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