Port Blair: Member of Parliament from Andaman and Nicobar constituency, Bishnu Pada Ray, was arrested on Thursday for staging protest along with 200 farmers affected in the 2004 tsunami.

According to police, Ray was put under arrest as he was heading a procession to meet the Lieutenant Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands to air the grievances of tsunami victims.

Ray told media later that he will not stop the agitation until the Lieutenant Governor gave the written assurance to provide adequate monetary help to the Tsunami affected for their submerged land.

According to president the Gram Sudar Sang A.P Mohd, "We had already given the notice about our grievances, but the local administration did not listen to our pleas."

The MP said though the Centre released Rs 130 crore as compensation for the tsunami hit, it did not reach the affected farmers.

(JPN/Agencies)