Normal life was thrown out of gear in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh due to a bandh called against the Centre’s move to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament on Thursday.
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 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.