Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists, led by senior leader, Mr Bandaru Dattatreya, made a vain attempt to storm the Secretariat on Friday.
In support of Telangana bandh on Friday, a group of the BJP members staged a dharna in front of the Secretariat. They were taken into custody by police when they attempted to barge into the Secretariat. The BJP members raised slogans in support of Telangana statehood and against the State government.
The alert police personnel closed all the gates giving no scope to the activists to gatecrash into the Secretariat. After the incident, security around the seat of administration was tightened further. The impact of the bandh reflected on the Secretariat partially. Though the employees reached their offices as buses plied as usual in the morning hours, telangana employees abstained from duties following bandh call given by the Telangana Political JAC.
As the Chief Minister and most of his cabinet colleagues did not come to their offices today, Sunday like atmosphere was witnessed in the Secretariat.