It was a close shave for new Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly Kripa Nath Mallah after he fell down from an elephant at Anipur Bazaar in Hailakandi district of Assam today (Oct 7). Mallah was being accorded a warm reception after his arrival at Anipur Bazaar that falls under his assembly constituency of Ratabari following his election as Deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly.
A procession was organized and an elephant was readied to carry the Deputy Speaker as part of reception accorded to him. Mallah had climbed on top of the elephant when some of his supporters started bursting crackers.
The elephant got agitated hearing the sound of the bursting firecrackers and started to move to and fro following which Kripa Nath Mallah could not keep his balance and fell down.
However, he suffered no injuries and was later accompanied to a car by his supporters.