Boris Johnson Appoints Indian-Origin Priti Patel As New Home Minister


New Prime Minister of Britain Boris Johnson has made Indian origin Priti Patel as the Home Minister in his Cabinet. In addition to winning the election of Boris, it was believed that he would be given a big responsibility to Priti in his cabinet. Priti was a key member of the ‘Back Boris’ campaign for Conservative Party Leadership. Priti can be seen frequently in major programs of people of Indian origin. She will now replace Sajid Javid of Pakistani origin, who was made the first minority Chancellor of the UK’s Finance Ministry.

After becoming Britain’s Home Minister, She expressed her happiness by writing a post on twitter. She said, “I am feeling honored to be appointed Home minister by the new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She has long been in favor of taking Britain out of European Union (EU). For this, she also launched the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign from June 2016. In addition to this, Alok Sharma has been made Minister of State for International Development in the Johnson Cabinet. He will be the fourth leader to handle this ministry in the last five years.

Priti Patel is the first woman of Indian origin who has been made the Home Minister of Britain. Earlier, due to a conflict, Priti Patel had to resign from the cabinet. Priti Patel was accused of confidential meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was considered a violation of diplomatic protocol. After this, the British Prime Minister Theresa May had summoned Priti Patel. After this issue, she had to resign from her post.

After acquiring the position in the cabinet of Johnson, she stated , “We will put our full strength to protect our country, to protect our people and to fight crime. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. ‘ 47-year-old Priti was first elected to the Witham parliament in 2010. After this, she won the election from this seat in 2015 and 2017. Her parents of Gujarati origin migrated from Uganda to the United Kingdom in the ’60s. Although she was born in London only. Priti has also been the Minister of State for Employment in the David Cameron Government before, and the International Development Minister in the Government of Theresa May.