Hyderabad: A day-long bandh called by United Andhra supporters, including TDP and YSRCP, against draft Telangana Bill hit essential services in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts today,  inconveniencing several citizens.

The winter session of the Legislative Assembly resumed today and the draft bill is on the agenda of the House.

Activists of TDP, YSRCP and Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers (APNGOs) Association and others held protests since morning at Vijaywada, Eluru, Tirupati and other places in the two regions of Andhra Pradesh.

Schools, colleges, shops and other commercial establishments remained shut at many places in the Seemandhra region and the state-run Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) services were badly affected.

The bandh was called by the APNGOs, and supported by TDP and YSRCP among others.

Meanwhile, a group of Seemandhra Congress MPs began a fast at Indira Park here against division of Andhra Pradesh.

The MPs sitting on the protest include L Rajagopal, Subbam Hari, G V Harshkumar, among others.

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