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29/01/2019 11:06 AM IST

'End Of An Era': From Modi To Mamata, Politicians Condole Demise Of George Fernandes

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, leaders took to social media to speak fondly of Fernandes.

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George Fernandes, former defence minister of the Atal Bihar Vajpayee government and a anti-Emergency crusader, died on Tuesday morning from a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old. 

Condolences poured in from all quarters as the news of his death broke. Politicians, cutting across party lines, united in remembering his life and work. 

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, leaders took to social media to speak fondly of Fernandes. Here’s what they said. 

Narendra Modi

 

Rahul Gandhi

 

Mamata Banerjee

 

 

Lalu Prasad Yadav 

 

Shashi Tharoor

 

Suresh Prabhu 

 

Rajnath Singh

 

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

 

Nitin Gadkari

 

Omar Abdullah

 

Subramanian Swamy

 

Sachin Pilot

 

Ashok Gehlot