Rishi Sunak's religion is what's the link? The faith of a Tory leadership candidate is examined

Rishi Sunak's religion is what's the link? The faith of a Tory leadership candidate is examined ...

As the Tory leadership debate between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss progresses, we continued to investigate the lives and careers of the two candidates and those close to them. So, what is Rishi Sunak's chosen religion, is he a Hindu?

What is the religion of Rishi Sunaks?

Sunak was born in Southampton in 1980, to Punjabi parents. He has been open about his cultural heritage and religion on a number of occasions.

Rishi Sunak is a Hindu, which means he subscribes to Hinduism's religion.

With 1.2 billion people believed to practice the faith, Hinduism is the largest religion in India and the third largest religion in the world.

Sunak discussed his identity in a 2015 interview with Business Standard:

I am a complete British person, this is my country and my homeland, but my religious and cultural heritage is Indian, and my wife is Indian. I am open to being a Hindu.

Sunak does not eat beef, according to his Business Standard interview. The potential Prime Minister in waiting is also teetotal.

Sunaks Parliamentary oath

Every Member of Parliament, new or returning, must swear by the Oath of Alliance when they fill their seat either after an election, by-election, or following the death of a monarch.

MPs are given a set of rules they must recite in order to demonstrate their loyalty to the Queen and the state. They may choose to hold any sacred text of their choice, such as the Bible, the Quaran, or whatever.

Sunak, who was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the 2019 General Election, displayed a copy of the Bhagwad Gita, an Hindu holy scripture, once more demonstrating his loyalty to the Hindu faith.

Alok Sharma, the British cabinet minister who swore on the Bhagwad Gita, was also referred to as the most diverse group of parliamentarians ever, with no less than 65 non-white MPs.

Sunak is a plausible history maker.

Sunak would make history if he were elected to lead the Conservative party and, later, the UK's next Prime Minister.

Although the Parliament is often able to re-establish a number of minority ethnic MPs, Number 10 Downing Street isn't well-known for its diversity.

There have been no minority ethnic Prime Ministers in the modern era. According to rumors, Rishi Sunak would be the first Hindu and first ethnic minority Prime Minister since Benjamin Disraeli in the 19th century.

The Conservative Party's ballots are currently open for Conservative Party members, and the public should find out more about Liz Truss' and Rishi Sunak's odds in early September.

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