Hyderabad, Dec 6: The 48-hour bandh called by the TRS crippled normal life in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region on Sunday, Dec 6, as party chief K Chandrasekhara Rao's fast-unto-death entered the eighth day.
Tension prevailed in the region as policemen were deployed in huge numbers to prevent violence during the shutdown, which began Saturday midnight.
Thousands of passengers were stranded as the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation suspended all bus services within the region and services to other regions passing through Telangana.
Shops, business establishments, cinema theatres and petrol bunks remained closed in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana, causing severe inconvenience to the public.
KCR, who is in judicial custody, continued his fast for the eighth day Sunday, Dec 6.
Rejecting Chief Minister K Rosaiah's fresh appeal to call off the fast, the TRS chief said he would not break the fast unless the government gives categorical assurance on carving out a separate state.
A group of ministers belonging to Telangana region Sunday called on KCR at NIMS. He refused to talk to them saying he would speak to only those who can take a decision on the issue.