Kodandaram and Vijaya Santi tried to rush towards the Assembly as part of the Chalo Assembly progamme for which the JAC gave call, and were picked up by the police. Vijaya Santi stunned the police by coming very near to the Assembly despite all the barricades. There was tension for a while as Vijaya Santi and police pushed each other.
Police arrested Kodandaram, employees leader Srinivas Goud and BJP workers at the Indira Park. Speaking to the media, Kodandaram has charged the government of murdering democracy. He faulted illegal arrests and detentions. Stating that they would continue their protests, Kodandaram said they would announce the future course of action on Saturday.
At the RTC cross roads, police took employees leaders into custody. As there was resistance, police used tear gas. At that time TRS leader Dr. Sravan fell down and fainted. He was rushed to the hospital in the 108 ambulance. Meanwhile, CPI (ML) New Democracy workers, Vimalakka and others were arrested by the police. People proceeding to Hyderabad were stopped at the borders of the districts of Telangana. However, common people who are to make urgent trips to Hyderabad were terribly inconvenienced.
At the Ravindra Bharati, TDP women MLAs of the Telangana region staged dharna and raised slogans. TDP MLAs were take into custody at the main gate of the Assembly, when they tried to block it. When police shifted the arrested MLAs to the Golkona police station, they held mock Assembly in the station.