UK police sent Prime Minister Boris Johnson a questionnaire about lockdown parties
Following an internal investigation, police are probing 12 gatherings held at No. 10 Downing Street
According to his spokesperson, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police and will answer as appropriate.
More than 50 persons are being contacted by the Metropolitan Police to explain their involvement in the lockdown parties at Johnson's Downing Street office and apartment.
Johnson's spokesperson said in a statement, "We can confirm the Prime Minister has received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police. He will respond as required."
After an internal investigation discovered Johnson's staff had enjoyed alcohol-fueled parties, police are examining 12 gatherings held at No. 10 Downing Street, with the British leader attending a couple of the events himself. Due to rigorous Covid-19 lockdown regulations, many individuals were unable to attend funerals or say goodbye to loved ones dying in hospitals at the time, and the discoveries provoked considerable outrage.
Some members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's own party have joined the opposition in asking for his resignation.
After the inquiry found a "severe lack of leadership," Johnson apologised and promised to reform the culture at the top of government. He has promoted new personnel to high positions after five aides resigned.
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