It occurred at the beginning of the Diwali holiday. The Hindu Festival of Lights is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, and for some people who are religiously minded, the timing of this synchronicity felt like it was written in the stars.
On Twitter, Narendra Modi, the prime leader of India and a Hindu nationalist, sent his congratulations to his co-religionist while also wishing Happy Diwali to the "living bridge" of Indians residing in the United Kingdom as a whole.
The success of Sunak, who was born in the United Kingdom, spread all the way over the Atlantic.
Ro Khanna, a Democrat who serves as a representative for a portion of Silicon Valley in California in the United States Congress, stated that his own grandfather fought for many years against the British rule in India.
When Sunak was chancellor two years ago, he celebrated the festival of Diwali by lighting candles on the doorstep of No. 11 Downing Street. At the time, the limits imposed by Covid were still in effect.
Rishi Sunal wearing a white shirt and red tie with a big smile on his face
Both of Sunak's parents are from an Indian background. Both of his parents, Yashvir and Usha, were born in Africa; Yashvir in Kenya and Usha in Tanzania. In the 1960s, they made the journey over to the United Kingdom.
Families of a number of other important Conservative MPs, such as Priti Patel, Braverman, Cleverly, and Kwarteng, moved to the United Kingdom from east and west African countries.
The reception that conservative politicians like Priti Patel, who was Britain's first ethnic Indian interior minister, received among South Asians served as a good indicator of how South Asians might react to Sunak.
Given that Patel's own family had to flee persecution at the hands of Uganda's tyrant Idi Amin, many people found it hard to believe that she would implement her signature policy, which consisted of sending would-be migrants on a one-way trip to Rwanda.
As Sunak's elevation was announced, Patel tweeted pictures from a Diwali visit to a Hindu temple, declaring:
It is a time for self-reflection, family, friends and service to others. A period of self reflection would do you well.- Priti Patel, who was Britain's first ethnic Indian interior minister
The Conservatives have done a better job than Labour of getting ethnic Indian and female politicians to the top, and they often do a better job than their white colleagues at appealing to the hardline right.
Suella Braverman, who took over for Patel for a short time but whose family was also from India, was even more outspoken about migration. Her ideas made it harder for the UK and India to reach an agreement on free trade by Diwali.
Many people think that the Tories still don't have enough ideas, even though Sunak and Truss went to Oxford and Boris Johnson and most other post-war prime ministers also went there.
According to Sunder Katwala:
The appointment of Sunak, coinciding with a new king in Charles III, tells an important story about our society, where we have come from and where we are going in the future. I hope that Sunak will acknowledge that not everybody has enjoyed his advantages in life. Rishi Sunak reaching 10 Downing Street does not make Britain a perfect meritocracy.- Sunder Katwala, director of the demographics think tank British Future