The TDP, YSRCP activists and other united Andhra supporters held rallies at several places in the two regions against the state's division. They squatted in front of the bus stations and prevented
the buses from plying on the roads.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained shut
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained shut at many places with the pro-united Andhra employees also taking part in the agitation. Attendance in government offices was thin.
The bandh call was given by the Andhra Pradesh Non Gazetted Officers Association (APNGOA) against the Centre's plan to table the Bill in Lok Sabha.
Ruckus took place in the Parliament on Thursday after Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde tried to introduce the Telangana Bill. An expelled Congress from the southern state even used pepper spray inside the House to disrupt the proceedings, while another MP allegedly brandished a knife to threaten his fellow members.