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Andhra CM goes `powerless` for 20 minutes

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 18:53

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
K Rosaiah was today caught in a rather embarrassing situation
in his own office.

A 20-minute power breakdown left the Chief Minister
not only embarrassed, but also red-faced, that too in the
company of visiting US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer, an aide of
the Chief Minister said.

As Rosaiah, who also holds the energy portfolio, reached
Samatha Block in the state Secretariat, there was a sudden
breakdown forcing the CM to wait for the supply to be restored
to get into the elevator and reach his chamber on the sixth
floor of the building.

Ironically, the generator attached to Samatha Block,
which also houses the Chief Secretary`s chamber too did not
work, the CM`s aide added.

With no trace of power supply being restored, Rosaiah
walked into the dingy media point and sat on a rusty iron
chair. By then his aides realised the gravity of the situation
and tried in vain to get the electricity restored.

At the same time, Roemer too arrived. With power supply
still off, the US envoy too was forced to take a seat beside
Rosaiah and count the minutes.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 18:53

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