In what some are calling a celebration of ‘reverse colonization’, India’s second largest newspaper lauded Rishi Sunak becoming Prime Minister of Britain, asserting that the country “is now in the hands of an Indian.”
Sunak, who was born in Britain but is of Indian ethnic descent, became the leader of the country after former Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced to resign.
India’s Dainik Jagran newspaper suggested the country had achieved a measure of revenge against their former colonialist masters with Sunak’s rise to power.
“Rishi Sunak became the Prime Minister of Britain, command of the country that subjugated India for years is now in the hands of an Indian,” the newspaper reported.
🇮🇳🇬🇧 India’s 2nd most circulated newspaper Dainik Jagran celebrates that the UK is “now in the hands of an Indian” on its homepage:
— “Rishi Sunak became the Prime Minister of Britain, command of the country that subjugated India for years is now in the hands of an Indian.” pic.twitter.com/IWxqNoqpUs
— European Insider (@Europa_Insider) October 24, 2022
Others are confident that India will now get to exercise “more power” in global affairs because Sunak is Prime Minister, despite him being British, not Indian.