The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation said its buses will only run till the Andhra Pradesh border, ANI reported. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed the situation with top police officials, directed them to ensure that peace prevailed in the state.
Earlier on February 8, the TDP did not participate in the State bandh called by the Opposition parties on the same issue. However, the Centre has been assuring the people of Andhra Pradesh that it will do everything to help the cause of Andhra people.
The Special Category Status has become the bone of contention between the Centre and state parties in Andhra.
Speaking with The Indian Express, YSCRCP political affairs committee member Ambati Rambabu accused the chief minister of "double standards". Meanwhile, the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has opposed the statewide shutdown.
AP bandh for special status sponsored by the AP special status sadhana samiti and supported by Janasena YSRC, left parties and the Congress took off on Monday in a complete manner as shops, buses, govt offices, banks, colleges, markets and also schools.
While addressing the gathering, he announced that he will sit on fast on his birthday i.e., April 20 as part of his fight over the Central government demanding to fulfill assurances made in Rajya Sabha including Special Category Status and provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
The second half of the Budget Session was washed out due to protest by various parties including the TDP, which sought to move a no-confidence motion against the government after pulling out of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He had also confirmed that he will join hands with the Left parties, CPM and CPI in the next elections.