Guwahati, October 8: The newly elected Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Kripanath Mallah received a grand welcome when he reached his own constituency Ratabari in Karimganj on Sunday morning. His supporters had arranged an elephant ride, but Mallah when he sat atop the elephant, it refused to move, and within few seconds, the Deputy Speaker fell off from the elephant. Assam Police Brutally Thrashes Differently Abled People in Guwahati; Watch Video.
He was unhurt in the incident. The video has gone viral on social media. Three-time Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Mallah was elected unanimously as the Deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly. He was declared uncontested by Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami.
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#WATCH: Newly-elected deputy speaker of Assam assembly Kripanath Mallah falls off an elephant. He was being welcomed by his supporters in
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2018
The position of the deputy Speaker had fallen vacant after Dilip Paul, also of BJP, had resigned a few months back, citing personal reasons.