In response to a call by a all Opposition parties in the Centre to protest against abnormal rise in fuel prices, leaders and activists of Telangana Congress, participated in Bharat Bandh. They took out rallies and conducted sit-in protests. At Janagoan, a group of Congress activists led by Ponna Lakshmaiah, mobbed the local bus depot as part of the bandh. They did not allow a single bus to leave the depot. As the activists raised flags and shouted slogans, police entered the scene and took Ponna into custody.