Union Minister Shripad Naik’s Car Accident: Union Minister Shripad Naik was seriously injured while his wife Vijaya Naik and personal secretary died in hospital on Monday evening (January 11) after Naik’s car crashed. The tragic incident happened when the car became a turtle in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. They were returning from a temple in Ankola when the disaster happened.

A total of six people were in the car, including the minister’s wife and the PA. The minister was transferred to the Goa Medical College & Hospital in Bambolim.

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When traveling from Yallpura to Gokarna, they took a shortcut that was a deviation from the highway and was 40 km shorter. The accident occurred on this route.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has approved the death of Naik’s wife and wished for a speedy recovery of the EU minister.

Former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also tweeted: “Very sad to hear about an accident with our long-time family friend Shripad Y Naik and the unfortunate death of his wife and fellow passenger. Om Shanti! He wished Shripad ji a speedy recovery and only recently recovered from him Covid19, who was in the hospital for a long time. Get well soon!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reportedly spoke to Goa Prime Minister Pramod Sawant to make reasonable arrangements for Naik’s treatment in the state. The 68-year-old is a BJP MP from North Goa. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Pramod Sawant and asked him for the best treatment and, if necessary, to fly Mr. Naik to Delhi. Sawant has reached the hospital.