The second day of the bandh call for Friday on the Telangana issue stands withdrawn in view of Christmas, a joint action committee of Telangana leaders has announced.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the newly formed Telangana Political Joint Action Committee consisting of leaders of TRS, Congress, BJP and Praja Rajyam Party from the Telangana region.
"There will be no bandh tomorrow. The 48-hour bandh has been withdrawn in view of Christmas following an appeal made by a Christian organisation," TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao told reporters here after the meeting.
TDP leader attacked
Telugu Desam Party politburo member Nagam Janardhan Reddy was on Friday attacked by irate students when he visited Osmania University to express solidarity with them on the Telangana statehood issue.
Mobbed by students, Nagam collapsed and was rushed by his aides to a nearby hospital on a motorbike. The protesters badly damaged the cars in which Nagam, another TDP MLA E Dayakar Rao and their supporters came.