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Union minister Shripad Naik critical, wife dies in road accident

The minister was returning after offering prayers at Yellapur's famous Gante Ganesha (Bell Ganesha) temple, according to Ankola police sources.

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Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has been seriously injured in a road accident in coastal Karnataka’s Ankola, while his wife Vijaya Naik who was travelling with him have succumbed to her injuries.

The minister was returning after offering prayers at Yellapur’s famous Gante Ganesha (Bell Ganesha) temple, according to Ankola police sources.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa has condoled the death of Vijaya Naik and wished a speedy recovery to the Union minister.

Naik, 68, who has helmed the newly created ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathy (AYUSH) has been at the forefront of promoting indigenous systems of medicine and is a senior leader in Goa’s BJP unit besides being a five-time MP having continuously represented the North Goa constituency since 1999.

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