The Minister of State Defence and Minister of Ayush, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(AYUSH) was recently seen in videos singing religious hymns about Gods and himself getting into the water to immerse the Ganesha idol.
In the above video, the former Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare can be seen singing devotional hymns to Gods.
Naik has been a passionate Ganesha devotee as in a previous video uploaded on September 7, 2019, the MoS Defence and AYUSH jumps in the water to immerse the Ganesha idol in his Adpai village in Goa.
In this video, Shripad Naik is seen diving in the water while carrying along with him a Ganesh idol. He subsequently immerses the Ganesh idol and then swims back to the shore.
In November 2014, Shripad Naik was anointed as the Minister of State Defence and five years later in 2019 after the Modi government came back to power with an even greater majority, Naik was entrusted with the Ministry of AYUSH. Naik was first elected in the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 and since then has held his seat of North Goa winning in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2018 elections.