Family really excited about Downing Street home, says UK PM Sunak

LONDON: Rishi Sunak on Saturday gave an insight into how his Indian wife Akshata Murty and their daughters Krishna and Anoushka are settling into life at the age of 10 Downing Street just over a week after he took over as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
The former Indian-born prime minister has reversed the rule by moving back into a smaller apartment on 10 Downing Street, which is often used as the Prime Minister’s home of the Exchequer.
In an interview with ‘The Times’, he revealed that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will use the larger apartment above 11 Downing Street as he appreciates the larger space with his three children and his daughters also loved their old home on the famous street when he was a suite. finance chief.
“We think it will be good for him [Hunt] for a little more space, so I think it’s the right thing to do,” Sunak told the newspaper.
“But also, it’s been our home for two and a half years. It’s great that we’re back where we used to be, the kids know it, the kids love it. It’s the Nova house. [Sunak family labrador] the first time came when we took her home as a family,” he said.
“People are really excited about it. I met Jeremy’s kids last week. My girls are so excited because they know they have a labrador like us. There are so many kids, lots of dogs,” he said.
The first incumbent British Indian at the famous address also shared the moment of hearing about his predecessor Liz Truss‘rushed to get out after a pathetic small budget.
He’s eating out with his daughters at TGI Friday’s in Teesside in the north England when the announcement was made and he decided to take the plunge after the call with his wife Akshata.
“I need to talk to her about it. In a sense, I’ve moved on, I’m thinking about what’s next for me. I’ve been stuck on that,” Sunak told the newspaper. newspaper.
“I’m a big believer in public service. That’s why I wanted to do this work over the summer. I think I’m the best person to lead our country through what it’s all about. We all admit there are going to be some challenging times given what’s happened [with Truss’s premiership]I feel the same way,” he said.
At 42, Sunak is the youngest British Prime Minister in 200 years and feels proud to be the first Hindu in the state’s highest office – with a statue of Ganesha adorning his desk.
“As prime minister, I was able to light my Diwali diyas on the steps of Downing Street. It said something great about our country, it can happen. , but it’s not a big deal. In a sense this is great, but it’s also just England. That’s what you’d expect from England. Hopefully it’s a source of collective pride. across the country,” he said.
With one of the toughest problems any new Prime Minister faces with soaring inflation and a tumultuous economy, Sunak cautioned that the government will not be able to fix all the problems. even as he pledged to restore trust in the governing party.
“I fully acknowledge that trust has been damaged over the past few weeks and months. I realize that trust is not given trust is earned. My job is to regain people’s trust. It is what I’m about to do,” he said.
“You have to make sure that when you’re doing things, you’re doing it in a way that’s fair and honest with everyone which of course, no single government can solve every problem,” he added.


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