But turnout stood at 42 per cent.
The Catalan health ministry said 893 people were injured in the clashes Sunday as riot police raided polling stations, dragged away voters and fired rubber bullets.
"If anyone in the federation believes I should not be there, I will step aside".
Puigdemont said there was now no contact between the government in Madrid and his devolved administration. Sunday's plebiscite was organised under the threat of reprisals and criminal charges but thousands of Catalans stood in defiance of the central government in Madrid.
"We are going to declare independence 48 hours after all the official votes have been counted", he told the BBC Tuesday evening.
Barcelona's Catalan defender Gerard Pique was targeted by angry Spain fans on Monday as he took part in an open training session with the national team the day after the Catalonia independence referendum that was declared illegal by the Government.
"They have violated the democratic principles of the rule of law and they have undermined the harmony of Catalan society", he said.
"We strongly condemn the violence carried out by the state's security forces to impede the 1 October referendum", said a 44-strong group of organisations, including leading unions, in calling the strike.
Catalonia's pro-independence leader has said that the region will declare independence from Spain "in a matter of days". Such a move would inflame tensions considerably and would likely be the last resort for Rajoy.
The parties holding the majority of seats in the regional parliament, Junts pel Si and the Candidatura d'Unitat Popular, have asked Puigdemont to address lawmakers on Monday, a spokesman for the assembly said.
"We thank both of them for their dedication during all their years of service to the club".