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Former Defense Minister George Fernandez passes away, Leaders condoles his demise

Former Defense Minister George Fernandez passes away, Leaders condoles his demise
Former Defense Minister George Fernandez passes away, Leaders condoles his demise
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New Delhi sources stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and leaders across political parties paid homage to former union minister George Fernandes, who died yesterday after a long illness on Tuesday. Reportedly PM Modi said that the former minister represented the best of India's political leadership.



PM Modi tweeted that during his long years in public life, George Sahab never deviated from his political ideology. He resisted the Emergency tooth and nail. His simplicity and humility were noteworthy. My thoughts are with his family, friends and lakhs of people grieving and may his soul rest in peace.  Furthermore West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted "Very saddened at the passing away of former Defense Minister and much admired trade unionist, George Fernandes Ji. He had known him for decades and his condolences to his family and admirers". 

Former Defense Minister George Fernandez passes away, Leaders condoles his demise

Moreover President Ram Nath Kovind, along with several other leaders across the political spectrum, also paid tribute to George Fernandes. President tweeted Distressed to learn of the passing of Shri George Fernandes, who served India in many capacities, including as Defense Minister. He epitomized simple living and high thinking. And was a champion of democracy, during the Emergency and beyond. We will all miss him.


Former Defense Minister George Fernandez passes away, Leaders condoles his demise
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