London: Sir Alex Allan, the advisor of UK Prime Minister, resigned from his post on Friday after Boris Johnson rejected the report against Home Secretary Pritil Patel. PM Boris Johnson, who came out in support of Priti Patel, urged the investigation agency to carry out a fair investigation against her.
Johson said that he does not believe Patel has bullied anyone in her career. The PM further said that he still had full faith in the 48-year-old Indian-origin minister who is in charge of one of Britain’s highest political ministries as Home Secretary.
Sir Alex’s report, which was set up by PM Johnson himself days after the resignation of the victim official in March, found that Ms Patel had broken the ministerial code.
Quitting his post as PM’s top advisor, Alex said, “I feel that it is right that I should now resign from my position as the prime minister’s independent adviser on the code.”
Meanwhile, Patel, who is considered a loyal ally of Johnson, issued a statement saying that she was sorry that if her behaviour in the past had hurt people.
What is matter?
Sir Philip McDougall Rutnam, the senior-most Home Ministry official, resigned in February this year, saying Ms Patel’s behaviour was hostile against him. He also filed a lawsuit for his constructive dismissal, after which a decision was taken to investigate. The senior civil servant said he had been the target of a “vicious and orchestrated briefing campaign” while working in the UK Home Ministry. He accused Priti Patel had created fear.