Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his Cabinet got a first hand experience of the grim power scenario in the state with the annexe, where the CM's office is located, plunging into darkness following a sudden power cut here.
As the CM was about to address media persons at annexe which houses the offices of the chief minister, chief secretary among others, an unscheduled power cut put them to great inconvenience.
With only some bulbs blinking in the backdrop, the Chief Minister quipped, "it is Diwali effect."
The emergency backup of the annexe also went haywire and the electricity supply could only be restored after about 10 minutes.
The state government is under attack from the opposition parties on the issue of erratic power supply.