Hyderabad, May 2: The BJP-sponsored Telangana bandh against the state government's attitude towards the intermediate results goof-up evoked mixed response on Thursday.
Scores of the party leaders and workers were arrested when they tried to prevent the State Road Transport Corporation Buses from coming out of the depots in Nagarkurnool and Narayanpet. In Karimnagar, the BJYM activists attempted to force some educational institutions to close and shops to pull down the shutters.
Several BJP leaders and cadre were taken into preventive custody in various parts of the state. Normal life in the state capital was unaffected as most of the shops and other business establishments were open and the RTC buses, the main mode of transport for a majority of the people plied as usual.
No untoward incidents were reported from the bandh-bound areas so far. Meanwhile,the indefinite fast by the BJP's State Unit President K.Laxman demanding justice to the intermediate students entered the fourth day at the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).
Dr Laxman began his fast at the party's state office here on Monday last but was shifted to NIMS on the same day by the police. UNI