Britain newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss has formed her cabinet, which includes MPs from the tribal minority community in key positions.Indian-origin Suella Braverman has been appointed Home Minister. Ministers will also be included in the cabinet on Wednesday.
Truss will first answer the Prime Minister’s Question (PMQ) in the House of Commons. Her mother was Tamil. Braverman was still serving as Attorney General in the Boris Johnson-led government. She has been named Home Minister by newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Braverman is the mother of two children. She is the daughter of Tamil Uma and Christy Fernandes of Goa origin. Her mother immigrated to Britain from Mauritius, while her father immigrated here from Kenya in the 1960s.
According to BBC news, Braverman will be tasked with projects that have faced legal challenges, such as the government’s plan to send some refugees to Rwanda. Braverman said she wants to capitalize on the opportunity of “Brexit”, resolve pending issues in the country and cut taxes.
She was knocked out in the second phase of the election and she then extended her support to the Truss instead of former Indian-origin finance minister Rishi Sunak. The MPs who supported Rishi Sunak, the prime ministerial candidate, have not found a place in the top team. Truss has taken on her allies in the top team.
Alok Sharma of Indian origin has also been included in this new cabinet. He will continue to work in the field of climate change as the President of COP26. Truss said in her address outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, “We have a wealth of ability, energy and commitment.” She said, ‘I am confident that together we will get out of the storm, get the economy back on track.’