Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa stuck in lift

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa was stuck in a lift inside Raj Bhawan for about three minutes due to a power cut, prompting him to reprimand the state electricity department.

According to a Raj Bhawan statement on Wednesday, "the governor was stuck for a dreaded period of three minutes without light and fan inside the lift, leading to suffocation".

"It was only after frantic calls by the personal security officer accompanying him that the power supply was restored following which he could come out on Monday," it added.

Deprecating the episode, the statement said that if the governor "is subjected to such a state of affairs, one can imagine what will happen to the other citizens".

Further, Rajkhowa on Tuesday pulled up the state power department for the erratic power supply in Arunachal Pradesh and asked it to take immediate steps to improve the situation, it said.

He expressed hope that the power department would leave no stone unturned in removing the deficiencies in the power supply system on an urgent basis and improve its service, particularly to the general public, the statement added.

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