British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign. After the rebellion of 41 ministers, he was surrounded in his own Conservative party. There was pressure on him to resign since more than 40 resignations came in two days. However, he will remain in this post until a new Prime Minister is elected.
Earlier, British media Sky News had claimed that Boris Johnson has resigned from his post. However, later Sky News corrected the news and said that he has just agreed to step down. British website BBC and news agency Reuters have also informed that Johnson has just agreed to step down.
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According to the BBC report, after the resignation of Boris Johnson, there will be a party conference in October, in which the new Prime Minister will be elected. Which means, Johnson will remain in the post of Prime Minister till October.
There was a rebellion against Boris Johnson in his own Conservative Party. Till now 41 ministers had resigned. Since then the pressure on him to resign had increased. The opposition Labor Party was also demanding his resignation.
The crisis in Boris Johnson’s chair started with the resignation of Finance Minister Rishi Sunak. He resigned from his post on 5 July. Shortly after that, Health Minister Sajid Javid also resigned. So far four cabinet ministers have resigned. Apart from Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, Simon Hart and Brandon Lewis also resigned.
The rebellion against Boris Johnson took place over the appointment of Chris Pincher. In February this year, Johnson appointed Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip of the Conservative Party. On June 30, the British newspaper ‘The Sun’ claimed in its report that Chris Pincher had objected to two youths in a London club. Pincher has been accused of sexual misconduct in the past.
Chris Pincher resigned as deputy chief whip after The Sun reported. However, MPs from his own party said that Johnson was aware of the allegations against him, even after that he was appointed. At the same time, on July 1, a government spokesman said that Prime Minister Johnson was not aware of these allegations. But again on July 4, a government spokesman said that Johnson was aware of the allegations against Pincher, but did not consider it appropriate not to appoint him, because the charges had not yet been proven.
On July 5, Rishi Sunak was the first to resign. He wrote in his resignation that people expect the government to function properly. At the same time, Sajid Javid wrote in his resignation that the government is not working in the interest of the nation.
According to the BBC report, in two days so far four cabinet ministers, 22 ministers, 22 private secretaries of Parliament and 5 others have resigned.
The crisis in Boris Johnson’s chair had arisen even after Partygate came to the fore. However, he survived this crisis. His own party had brought a no-confidence motion against him, on which voting was held on June 6. During the voting on the no-confidence motion, 211 votes were cast in favor of Boris Johnson and 168 in the opposition.
The partygate case came to the fore last year. Then the British media claimed that despite the strict lockdown of Corona, Johnson was partying. The case was of 2020. Then on June 19, on his birthday, Johnson had a party on Downing Street. 30 people attended this party, while only two people were allowed in the lockdown. Johnson was also fined for violating the rules of the lockdown. For this, he had also apologized in Parliament.