Photo: ANI video screengrab
Photo: ANI video screengrab

Congress leader Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani recent address at a Bihar rally became a comedy of errors recently, as the state collapsed moments after he had stopped speaking, sending the leader and all associates seated on the dais tumbling. To add insult to possible injury, the entire incident was captured on video and has since gone viral.

What makes it far more unfortunate is that Usmani, the Congress candidate from the Jale assembly seat had been talking about how people within a democratic set-up knew when to raise or uplift someone as well as when to make them fall. And while we're almost certain he had been referring to the opposition parties, the stage collapse, split seconds after his words saw the viral video end with raucous laughter from the audience.

And while we cannot say how this may or may not affect his voters, it certainly is an ominous start to a the elections. For the uninitiated, Bihar on Wednesday completed its first phase of polling. Campaigning is underway for the next two phases, which will be held on November 3 and 7. Votes will be counted on November 10.

Needless to say, Twitter is amused. While some expressed themselves with laughing emojis, others contended that this was what people meant when they spoke about "instant karma".

"Oh my God! Timing is hilarious," exclaimed one user.

"I mean... wow. The sync is unreal," commented another.

Take a look at some of the posts:

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