Under fire from the Congress over power cuts in Rae Bareli and Amethi, which have been promised 24-hours power supply, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) on Friday said the cuts were on account of technical problems and supply constraints.

The two constituencies are represented by United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi respectively in the Lok Sabha and have been granted VIP status.