Priti Patel appointed Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary

Question: Recently, who has been appointed as Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary?
(a) Sajid Javid
(b) Jeremy Hunt
(c) Philip Hammond
(d) Priti Patel
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary on 25th July, 2019.
  • She replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid.
  • Ms Patel, was among the most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.
  • The 47-year-old leader was first elected as a Conservative MP in 2010 and gained prominence in the then David Cameron led Tory government as his Indian Diaspora Champion.
  • She has her roots in Gujarat, India.


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