GUWAHATI: Hilarity ensued after a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kripanath Mallah fell from the elephant in Assam's Karimganj district.
The incident took place on Saturday in Ratabari, Mallah's constituency.
The newly-elected deputy speaker of Assam Assembly was meeting his supporters and the locals while riding atop the elephant.
Suddenly, the elephant started running. Unable to maintain balance, Mallah slid of the large mammal and fell on the ground.
Several supporters, who had gathered to congratulate the BJP MP for his new position as the deputy speaker of Assam Assembly, rushed to his side.
#WATCH: Newly-elected deputy speaker of Assam assembly Kripanath Mallah falls off an elephant. He was being welcomed by his supporters in
Ratabari, his own constituency, in Karimganj district. The deputy speaker was unhurt in the incident. (06.10.2018) #Assam pic.twitter.com/2UYHkS7zvx
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But like a cool sport, Mallah stood up, laughing off the entire episode.
The deputy speaker was unhurt in the incident.