This Article is From Jul 31, 2013

When Jayalalithaa got a 'jumbo' push

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had a nasty surprise on Tuesday when she tried to feed a baby elephant fruits at an elephant camp in Mudumalai.

Mudumalai is home to one of the country's biggest wildlife reserves.

The two-year-old calf pushed the Chief Minister, who was amused at first.

But the elephant then gave her a harder shove, and officials scrambled to get it away from the Chief Minister.

She wasn't injured, of course.

She had gone to Mudumalai for a surprise inspection, a press release said.