BJP MLA from Lauria constituency in West Champaran, Vinay Bihari, was denied entry into the state Assembly yesterday after he arrived in vest and shorts.
After being marshaled out, Vinay sat on a dharna outside the Assembly gate, demanding the state government to begin the construction of roads in his constituency.
“I have done this to remind the state government of their failure in constructing roads in my constituency,” he said.
Vinay had come in the attire to protest against the state government for not constructing the 44.325 km road from Bettiah to Manuappa via Yogapatti Ratwal despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's announcement on it at a public meeting in 2013.
Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar raised the issue in the Assembly and pleaded Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary to allow Vinay come inside the House.
Later, the Speaker after taking details from officials informed the House that the member was not allowed to attend the proceedings in shorts and vest as it violated "shishtachar" (etiquette) of the House.
He quoted rule 29 (1) of Assembly which prohibits "ashisht acharan" (not following etiquettes) inside the House and said the present case fell in that category.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Prem Kumar and a host of party legislators joined the agitating MLA.
Later, talking to reporters, Kumar attacked the CM and held him responsible for the MLA vowing to wear shorts and vest till the road was constructed.