The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), though supporting the cause, decided to stay away from the agitation.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed the situation with top police officials, directed them to ensure that
peace prevailed in the state.
Educational institutions remained shut and examinations scheduled for the day have been postponed in view of the stir.
State Road Transport Corporation buses remained confined to the depots as protesters staged sit-ins and 'road roko' at various places.
The police said unidentified miscreants set a bike on fire outside the bus terminus in Tirupati town.
The ruling Telugu Desam Party had withdrawn its ministers in the Union cabinet and walked out of the NDA after the BJP-led Centre denied special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
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