At The Carlton Club in Honour Of The Rt. Hon Francis Maude MP, Chairman
of the Conservative Party. September 19th 2006.
British Asian Conservative Link (BACL) honoured the Chairman of the Conservative Party, The Rt Hon Francis Maude
in a befitting style at the prestigious Carlton Club in London SW1A.
Club's Churchill Room was full of enthusiastic people wanting to hear The Chairman
speak, many others had been disappointed when tickets sold out in record time.
at the event were distinguished guests Mr Dominic Grieve MP, Shadow Attorney
General, Ms Smita Purushotam of the High Commission of India and Baroness Sandy
General Secretary of the BACL, Dr Rami Ranger, MBE, FRSA paid tribute to the Rt
Hon Francis Maude MP, saying that he, along with the Rt Hon David Cameron MP
are the architects of a modern Conservative Party, able to win election after election.
They are men of vision and had united the Party and given it a clear
tribute to Mr Dominic Grieve MP, Dr Ranger went on to say that he is a true
friend of every community, a loyal and sincere person who is a credit to the
Party and an asset to the nation.
of the BACL, Mr Ranbir Suri spoke of a need for Asians to become more involved
and praised Francis Maude for being bold in elevating Lord Sheik and Baroness
Verma to the House Of Lords. He went on to say that we need to see more ethnic
minorities in the House Of Commons and The House of Lords.
Verma addressed the guests, saying that we are all proud of our origins but we
must be loyal to the country of our domicile. No one can progress unless
they feel a sense of belonging to where they live.
Pritpal Singh of Herts Council spoke about the contribution the BACL has made,
he said the BACL was a platform for Asians to reach people at the top of the
Shantoo Ruparell thanked all for attending the event and gave special thanks to
Mr Suri and Dr Rami Ranger for the time and effort they have devoted to making the BACL a
success for the Tory Party.
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Left To Right, The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Chairman of The Conservative Party,
Mr Ranbir Suri, Chairman of the BACL, Mr Dominic Grieve MP, Shadow Attorney
General and Dr Rami Ranger, MBE, FRSA, General Secretary BACL
Guests At the Function
Enjoying Dinner at the Function
Ranbir Suri, Chariman BACL addressing the Guests
Rami Ranger, MBE, FRSA addressing the Guests
Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party addressing the
Verma addressing the Guests.