The Bandh call given by the TRS, Telangana Joint Action Committee, Left and other several Tribal groups the ruling TRS, protesting the passing of AP Reorganization Amendment Bill evoked mixed response in Telangana state. While the bandh was total in nine districts it was partial in the state capital region.
In Khammam town the CPI activists burnt the effigy of the NDA government and there was a total shut down in the tribals areas marked for merger. Schools, shops and establishments, financial institutions and general transportation remained closed. In Hyderabad members of Telangana Jagruthi, a cultural wing of the TRS tried to gate crash into the local BJP party office but the police beat them off.
In almost all the Telangana districts activists of Left parties and TRS staged dharnas in front of all major bus stations completely restricting movement of district and interstate buses in Hyderabad. Nearly 250 bus services were cancelled and some 500 long distance buses did not come out at all.
In Medak district, activists burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu at different places including Sanagareddy, Siddipet, Medak town and Narsapur. In Nizamabad, CPI (ML) New Democracy, CPI, CPM, TRS and Congress activists staged dharnas. They took a vow that they will continue fighting till the merged mandals are returned to Telangana.