Pakistan origin British politician Sajid Javid has resigned as the Chancellor of the Exchequer – a designation he has been working since July 2019.
According to the details, Mr javid has resigned after as chancellor as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson carries out a post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle.
BBC states that Mr. Javid rejected an order to fire his team of aides, saying “no self-respecting minister” could accept such a condition.
He has been replaced as chancellor by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak – who just seven months ago was a junior housing minister.
Mr. Javid had been due to deliver his first Budget in four weeks’ time.
The former home secretary was appointed chancellor by Mr. Johnson when he became prime minister in July.
His resignation follows rumours of tensions between Mr. Javid and the prime minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings.
“He has turned down the job of chancellor of the exchequer,” a source close to Mr. Javid, who had been expected to remain in place, said.
“The prime minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team.
“The chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.”