Hyderabad: The bandh called by Telugu
Desam and Left parties against the government`s failure to
check price rise badly affected normal life in Andhra Pradesh
Leaders and activists of the opposition parties held
demonstrations in towns and villages across the state and also
staged sit-ins in front of depots of the Andhra Pradesh State
Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC).
Passengers had a tough time as APSRTC suspended its
services in cities including Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam,
Vijayawada and also in several other districts.
Shops and other business establishments remained
closed at various places in the state, while the educational
institutions were on vacation.
CPI state secretary K Narayana and CPI(M) state
secretary B V Raghavulu led the protest at the busy RTC Cross
Roads Junction in Hyderabad, bringing traffic to a grinding
Police took the two leaders and scores of Left
activists into custody and shifted them to the police station
at Gosha Mahal locality. Telugu Desam Chief N Chandrababu
Naidu met the Left leaders there.
Failure of the Congress governments at the Centre and
in Andhra Pradesh to keep the prices of essential commodities
under control has made life difficult for common people, Naidu