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Bharat Bandh evokes partial response in Telangana, Andhra

IANS  |  Hyderabad/Vijayawada 

A day-long Bharat or nationwide shutdown called by the and Left parties to protest rising fuel prices evoked partial response in and on Monday.

were affected since early morning in both the Telugu states. Many private educational institutions also remained closed.

Activists of the and the Left parties launched a sit-in at the depots of state road transport corporations to prevent buses from plying on the roads.

Leaders of Congress, Left parties, and trade unions affiliated to them were arrested in and other towns in and

All Committee (AICC) secretaries and led the protests in Mahabubnagar and Karimnagar.

Ruling Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana is not supporting the shutdown call.

Though Andhra Pradesh's ruling is also not officially supporting the shutdown, its activists in both the states joined the protests against rise in prices of petrol and diesel.

Raising slogans against and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the protestors took to streets, staging road blockades and organising rallies.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 09:38 IST
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