As the CM was about to address media persons at annexe which houses the offices of the chief minster, 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.

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