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UK PM Contender Rishi Sunak's Wife Akshata Murty Under Fire Over 'Expensive' Teacups

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News18.com

Last Updated: July 09, 2022, 15:44 IST

Reportedly, Sunak did not come out of the residence. (File photo: Reuters)

Reportedly, Sunak did not come out of the residence. (File photo: Reuters)

The viral photos of Akshata Murty serving tea and biscuit to the journalists and photographers outside their family home in London are from a few days ago.

Multimillionaire Akshata Murty, in a magnanimous gesture, served tea and biscuits to the journalists waiting outside Rishi Sunak and her residence. Photos of her gesture went viral and drew praise on social media. Rishi Sunak, after his resignation from Boris Johnson’s cabinet, launched his bid for the position of UK Prime Minister following Johnson’s resignation. As per Hindustan Times, the viral photos of Murty serving tea and biscuit to the journalists and photographers outside their family home in London are from a few days ago. Reportedly, Sunak did not come out of the residence.

Josh Gafson from Sky News shared the photos of Murty bringing them tea. “Big thanks to @RishiSunak’s wife who very kindly brought us tea and biscuits outside his house! P.S. It was very good tea," he wrote on Twitter. Some others also tweeted out photos and videos. However, not everyone saw the gesture kindly. Some Twitter users claimed that the teacups were from a brand called Emma Lacy and cost 38 pounds each. News18 could not independently verify the cost of the cups.

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first published:July 09, 2022, 12:05 IST
last updated:July 09, 2022, 15:44 IST