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Fernandes was a crusader for the poor: Harsh Vardhan

Fernandes was a crusader for the poor: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Condoling the death of George Fernandes, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said the socialist leader was a crusader for the poor and underprivileged in the country. The minister of environment, forests and climate change, in a tweet, said Fernandes passing away marked the end of a political era."The death of the leader who raised voice for the welfare of poor and underprivileged people is extremely sad. His passing away is the end of a political era. His contribution towards protecting democracy is commendable and unforgettable," he tweeted.Fernandes passed away Tuesday at his home after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old. PTI AG PR AG ANBANB