The bandh was called to protest against the Telangana Bill. YSR Congress and other parties fighting for the Bill had called for bandh.
YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy met BJP leader Rajnath Singh seeking his support against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. Reddy said that after his meeting with Rajnath Singh he was hopeful that the BJP, who is also in favour of the bifurcation, would oppose it.
"I am hopeful that wisdom would dawn upon all opposition parties and all of them would stand up against this injustice," he added.
Meanwhile, normal life in Andhra took a hit as the bandh affected transport and other daily activities. Shops, educational institutions and business establishments remained shut.
On Thursday, protesting MPs from Andhra were criticised for protesting against the Telangana Bill in an unruly manner. Jagan was one of the 15 MPs who were suspended by the Lok Sabha speaker.