Condemning what he termed as “injustice” to Telangana, TRS president and Chief Minister-designate K. Chandrasekhar Rao rushed to Raj Bhavan in the evening to take up the matter with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan.
Mr. Rao appealed to the President not to give his assent to the ordinance and claimed that the Centre had issued it bowing to pressure from its alliance partner Telugu Desam Party.
The bandh call was supported by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) and Telangana-based organisations, including ones representing employees and advocates.
The TRS president at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday had said he had credible information that the first meeting of the Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the ordinance but this was later denied by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.