Bharat Bandh: opposition workers stage protests, held
During his regular teleconference with party leaders, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu criticised the Centre over the petrol price hike and said it was leading to an escalation in prices of essential commodities.
"This is becoming an unbearable burden on the common man," he said.
As a precautionary measure, the State Road Transport Corporation suspended some of its services in various districts.
The protesters staged a sit-in in front of RTC depots to prevent movement of buses.
Police then took them into custody.
In Vijayawada, state Congress President N Raghuveera Reddy led a bullock cart rally from the party office protesting the petrol price hike.