The British Asian Conservative Link (BACL) hosted a dinner in support of the Slough
Conservatives at the Baylis House. The guest of honour was the Rt. Hon.
Francis Maude MP, the Chairman of the Conservative Party. Other prominent
guests present were Mr. Dominic Grieve MP. Shadow Attorney General, Mr. Nirj
Deva MEP, Cllr Richard Barnes GLA member, Slough prospective parliamentary
candidate (PPC) Diana Coad and Lord Altaf Sheikh. Over 300 other guests
attended the function which started with a traditional Bhangra dance by Baharan
Punjab Diyan who kept the audience spellbound.
Ranbir Suri, Chairman of the BACL welcomed the guests and presented a cheque of
£7500.00 to the Party Chairman towards the Party funds along with a cheque for
£1000.00 to Mr Paul Uppal, PPC for Wolverhampton, SW for his election fund. He
also praised the way in which the Party was progressing under the Chairmanship
of Francis and the leadership of David Cameron. He added, “We are beginning
to see the Party move in the right direction".
General Secretary of the BACL, Dr. Rami Ranger praised the members of the
Executive for giving their time, money and support in making the Asians more
publicly and politically spirited. He applauded their commitment for their
Community, Party and Country. He acknowledged that without their support,
the BACL could not have become a meaningful force.
click here to read the speech given by Dr Rami Ranger MBE, FRSA
Maude thanked the Asians for their support to the Party and promised to do more
to make the Party truly reflective of modern day Britain. He also presented a
plaque to Cllr. Balwinder Dhillon for his services to the Party.
Grieve praised the contribution the Asians make to the economic and cultural
life of Britain. Nirj Deva commended the efforts of the BACL in promoting the
Party amongst Asians. Cllr. Richard Barnes expressed the need for a London
Mayor to be above Party politics and put the interests of Londoners first and
foremost. Lord Sheikh also praised the inroads made by the BACL in such a short
span of time.
The Vice Chairman of the BACL, Dr. Ashraf Chohan gave a vote of thanks to the
Baylis house for providing a mouth watering cuisine, a special thanks to
Francis for his time and support to our community and Cllr. Balwinder Dhillon
for helping organize a most impressive function.
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Guest at the Function
Table with The BACL Executive Committee Members
Mr Ranbir Suri Welcoming the Guests & Guests of
Secretary Dr Rami Ranger giving
Past/Present & Future of The
The Rt. Hon. Francies Maude MP addressing the guests
The Rt. Hon. Francies Maude MP Presenting a Plaque to Cllr Balwinder Singh Dhillon for his services to the Party
The Rt. Hon. Francies Maude MP Presenting a Cheque of £1000 to Mr Paul Uppal, PPC on
behalf of The BACL for his Election Fund
The Rt. Hon. Francies Maude MP receiving
a Cheque of £7500
behalf of The BACL
Dominic Greave MP, Shadow Attorney General Addressing the Guests
Nirj Deva, MEP Congratulating The BACL for its work for the Party.
Member Cllr Richard Barnes sharing his thoughts with the guests
Sheikh Acknowledging the work of The BACL
in Promoting Asians within the Party
Ashraf Chohan, Vice Chairman of The BACL Giving a Vote of Thanks.