The Student Samaikhya Andhra Joint Action Committee and several business groups led by the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry gave a bandh call on Friday to protest against the proposed move to divide the State. The Congress Working Committee meets in New Delhi on Friday to discuss about the bifurcation of the State and it was likely to take into account the sentiments of pro- and anti-Telangana groups.

In order to put pressure on the Congress leaders to keep the State united, the Student JAC has given a call to all schools and colleges to keep the institutions close to support the United Andhra movement, according to Samaikhya Andhra Samrakshana Samiti State Convenor M. Nagendra.