Amaresh Kumar Singh, a member of the House of Representatives (HoR), took off his clothes in an ongoing session of parliament, protesting over not allotting time for him to speak during the 'urgent time' today.
Speaker Devraj Ghimire had said at the outset of the meeting that time had not been allotted for 'urgent time' today and the House would directly take up its regular agenda.
Following the announcement, some lawmakers protested by standing up in the meeting.
Lawmaker Singh had also urged being allowed to voice out his opinions, but the Speaker asked him to sit as time had not been allotted for the 'urgent time'. At this, Singh took off his shirt in protest.
Singh ultimately sat in his seat after the Speaker repeatedly reprimanded him in accordance with Rule 30 of the House of Representatives Regulations, 2079, saying he was acting against the decency of parliament.
Speaking during the "zero hour" in today's session, lawmaker Achyut Prasad Mainali said Singh's such act was in breach of parliamentary practice.