India's Power Minister Piyush Goyal was left embarrassed as he briefed the nation on his ministry's achievements over the last two years.
"In a significant transformation, India has become power surplus from chronic power shortage. The highest-ever increase in transmission lines and sub-stations improved the transmission scenario resulting in the energy deficit falling to its lowest ever at 2.1% in 2015-16," at which point the power went off, leaving the minister perplexed.
The Minister tried astutely to cover up, "My wife tells me that power should go off once in every program I hold so that I can be sure I have miles to go before I rest and sleep." But his wits failed as the power-cut happened three times during the press conference.
The public wasted no time to poke fun on social media.
Irony of Ironies: Power cut during Power Minister Piyush Goyal's presser— Aashna Harjani (@AashnaHarjani) May 20, 2016
Some took advantage of this opportunity to vent their frustration.
Power cut, Power cut, Power cut & more power cut.. sick and tired..— Krish (@krishoffl) May 16, 2016
So, last night power cut was between 11 30 pm to 4 30 am. And have had long power cuts at night for three nights in a row. 😞😞😞— Shabana (@shabanais) May 20, 2016
The Indian Government claims that the country has witnessed record capacity addition in conventional power and solar power in the last two years which has boosted the power generation.