Prime Minister during Parkisha Pe Charcha 2.0 in Delhi said George Fernandes was a dynamic leader. He fought the Emergency tooth and nail. I pay tribute to him.
Fernandes, who served as the defence minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpyee between 1998 and 2004, had been crippled by Alzheimer's and had withdrawn from public life over the past decade. His last stint as a parliamentarian was as a Rajya Sabha MP between August 2009 and July 2010.