Rishi Sunak accused of favoring his wife, Opposition demands independent investigation, rejects Prime Minister’s clarification
Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy has been listed as a shareholder in Koru Kids Ltd.
Britain’s opposition parties are putting pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over a recent budget policy. Sunak is facing allegations that his wife Akshata Murthy may get commercial benefits from the government’s recent budget policy. Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy has been listed as a shareholder in Koru Kids Ltd. There are speculations that his company may benefit from the new pilot scheme announced in the country’s budget this month. There is a provision in the budget to encourage people associated with child care.
10 Downing Street has said that Prime Minister Sunak had followed the UK ministerial code on the matter, with the opposition seeking further clarification. Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain said Rishi Sunak would have to answer serious questions about any potential conflict of interest and whether his family benefited from government policy. First reported by ‘i’ newspaper, the UK’s Companies House Register lists Ms Murthy as a shareholder in Koru Kids. One in six childminder agencies in England is listed with contact details on the government’s website.