Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik was critically injured while his wife died after an accident that took place in Karnataka late Monday. Along with his wife, his personal secretary, Deepak, was also killed in the tragic accident.
According to NDTV, Naik, who is being treated at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, is currently out of danger. The 68-year old is a BJP MP from north Goa.
Visuals show their white Toyota vehicle damaged badly after the accident and in a mangled state among trees and bushes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ensure proper arrangements for Naik’s treatment in the state. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Goa CM asking him to provide the best possible treatment to Naik and if the need arises, he be brought to Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted his condolences after Mr Naik’s wife Vijaya’s death.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa also expressed grief and condoled his wife’s tragic death.
Naik is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and Minister of State for Defence. He is Member of Parliament (MP) from North Goa constituency, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).