LONDON — The British Labor party’s Sadiq Khan has been elected as London mayor by easily beating of his closest rival, the government supported multi-billionaire Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith on Friday.
Sadiq is a son of Pakistani bus driver and Labor parliamentarian.
Sadiq Khan defeated Goldsmith by 44 to 35 percent in the first preference votes and easily managed to win in the second preference.
Speaking after the official announcement of his victory, Khan said he wanted a “more equal London.”
Khan, who calls himself “the British Muslim who will take the fight to the extremists”, accused Goldsmith of trying to scare and divide voters in a proudly multicultural city of 8.6 million people, more than 1 million of them Muslims.
Sadiq Khan said that he will be a mayor of all Londoners and will serve diligently. He said that he will use his tenure to try to improve trade relations between pakistan and the UK.
Zac Goldsmith was supported by Prime Minister David Cameron as the duo joined forced and used every trick in the book to defame Sadiq Khan to scare off voters, including attacks on Sadiq Khan during live transmission on the state television.
“The Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith repeatedly attacked Sadiq Khan as someone who had fraternised and shared platforms with Muslim extremists.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.