Gangtok, Jan 29
On the demise of former Union Defence Minister George Fernandes today morning in New Delhi, Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad has expressed deep sadness and grief.
In his condolence message, Governor said, “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the news of passing away of Shri George Fernandes after a prolonged illness. He served the country as Union Defence Minister under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee -led NDA Government from 2001-2004. He also held the portfolios of communications, industry and railways under various Governments at Centre.
With his demise, the country has lost a political stalwart and an experienced administrator. At this time of bereavement, I join the people of Sikkim to offer my deepest condolences. I pray to the almighty for bestowing strength to his family members to cope with this great loss.”