HD Deve Gowda remembered AB Vajpapayee, with whom he differed on many issues, with fondness and recalls a time when Vajpayee offered support to Gowda when the latter was heading a coalition government at the centre.
Fernandes died Tuesday at the age of 88 in Delhi. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years and had recently contracted swine flu.
A visibly emotional Kumar said, "His leadership and guidance gave us opportunities to learn a lot. His guidance is crucial for all of us."
Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Industrialist Anand Mahindra among those awarded Padma Bhushan.
Fernandes, a lifelong socialist despite his political adventurism that included Cabinet posts in two ideological opposite governments where he ousted Coca-Cola in 1977 and oversaw the Kargil war in 1999, died Tuesday
Former Defence Minister George Fernandes, long-time socialist and a trade unionist, who fought the Congress all his life died on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 88.
Nitish Kumar owes a lot to Arun Jaitley because it was the departed BJP leader who had played a crucial role in making him the Chief minister of Bihar.
George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.
Fernandes had described the Vietnamese as "a disciplined, committed and determined lot".
Leaders of India on Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister and socialist leader George Fernandes.
In a series of tweets, he said, "George Sahab" represented the best of India's political leadership.
George Fernandes was the founder of the Samata Party and rose to fame as an anti-Emergency crusader and civil rights activists.
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Full text of the Interview on CNN LIVE TODAY Aired January 18, 2002
Full text of the interview on CNN's Q&A, January 18, 2002
Full Text of the Joint Press Conference held by Indian Minister of Defence George Fernandes and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Jan 17, Washington.
Full text: US Defence Secretary Rumsfeld with Defence Minister George Fernandes