Johnson, Sunak reject calls for resignation over lockdown fines

London, April 13 : UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have announced to stay in post despite being fined for breaking the lockdown rules in June 2020. Johnson, Sunak and his wife have received penalty notices for attending a birthday gathering for the PM in Downing Street. According to BBC, Johnson has become the UK’s first serving prime minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law. While the three have apologised for break Covid-19 rules, the PM and Chancellor have refused the calls demanding their resignation. Johnson said that he felt “an even greater sense of obligation to deliver on the priorities of the British people” and Sunak said he was “focused on delivering for the British people”. Meanwhile, the families, who were affected by Covid, said that there was “simply no way either the prime minister or chancellor can continue” and called their actions “”truly shameless”. The Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats also led calls for Parliament to return from its Easter break so the PM and chancellor could face questions from MPs, BBC reported. RNJ

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