AIADMK MLA KR Rajakrishnan from Tamil Nadu steered a government bus between Erode and Bhavani, a distance of about 18 km and back with passengers. He said he found that the bus service between Anthiyur and Bhavani was suspended due to the strike and people were waiting to board it. He claimed that he stepped in to help people make their journey and avoid inconvenience to them. The journey didn't last long. The protesters got a whiff of this and blocked the road to stop the bus.