Dinner at the Carlton Club in honour of The Hon. Bernard Jenkin M.P, ex Deputy
Chairman of the Conservative Party - 27th February 2007.
British Asian Conservative Link (BACL) hosted a dinner on the 27th of February 2007 at the prestigious Churchill Room of
the Carlton Club. The dinner was in honour of the Hon. Bernard Jenkin MP, Ex Deputy Chairman of the
Conservative Party. The room was totally filled with guests who had came to honour Mr.
Jenkin and also to listen to his views.
General Secretary of the BACL, Dr.
, MBE, FRSA praised Mr Jenkin as a modern and courageous leader
who was working hard for changing the way
candidates are selected for Parliament. He went on to say that not
many politicians attempt any change in case
of controversy, but Mr Jenkin always put the interests
of the Party’s above every thing
else. Mr Jenkin, who is also Chairman of the prestigious United and Cecil
Club, was praised for the club’s
fund raising efforts under his leadership. Needless
to say, funds are vital for certain seats which are essential if the
Torys are to return to power. Dr Ranger also praised Mrs Jenkin on the
tireless work she does for the Party and for her
support to her husband.
Please click here to read the speech given by Dr Rami Ranger MBE, FRSA
Chairman of the BACL, Mr Ranbir Suri, JP addressed the guests expressing
his pride that his vision for the BACL had
brought much needed benefit to the Conservative Party. Prior to the BACL,
very few Asians supported the Party of their natural values.
The picture today is encouraging. He
also asked the Asian community to be more politically spirited and to join
their local Associations thus taking part in
the decision making process of this great country where our destiny now lies.
Mr Suri also praised Mr Jenkin on his many and varied achievements throughout
Hon. Bernard Jenkin spoke passionately about
his vision for the future of the Conservatives.
He was pleased to see two more Asian
candidates selected for safe Conservative seats. He went on to stress
that the Party would work hard to promote more
ethnic and women candidates
and also complimented Rt. Hon. David Cameron
MP for being such a charismatic and dynamic leader. He had united the party and
was preparing them for victory at the next election. Mr Jenkin went on to
praise the contribution that the Asian community makes in enriching the
cultural and business life of
. He was critical of those who did not put their country above their
narrow and selfish agendas. If are to live in peace and harmony then we
must work hard today so that our future generations can feel proud to be
Ashraf Chohan, Vice Chairman of the BACL, thanked the guests for attending the
dinner and honouring Mr and Mrs Jenkin. He praised Mr. Jenkin for his inspiring
speech. Further thanks were made to Mr
for saying Grace, Mr Ricky Seghal for conducting the Q&A session and
Councillor Pritpal Singh for the loyal toast to Her Majesty the Queen. Dr
Chohan gave special thanks to Mr Suri for his vision in establishing the BACL
which is helping the Asian community and Conservative Party enormously. He
thanked Dr Ranger for his work and dedication to the BACL and the Party. Final
thanks were made to the management and staff of the Carlton Club for making
of flowers were presented to Mrs. Jenkin by
Mrs Renu Ranger and to Mr Suri for Mrs Suri who unfortunately was unable to
attend due to illness by Mrs.
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Guests At The Function
Guests At The Function
Rami Ranger, MBE, FRSA, General Secretary BACL
addressing the guests
Ranbir Suri, JP, Chairman BACL addressing the guests.
Hon. Bernard Jenkin addressing the guests.
Renu Ranger Presenting a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Jenkin
Romana Chohan presenting a bouquet of flowers to Mr Suri for Mrs Suri
Dr Ashraf Chohan, Vice Chairman of the BACL giving the vote of