Trinamool has fielded Ayan Mondal to contest the A&N Lok Sabha seat which has both Bengali and Tamil voters.
Mondal is the grandson of late A&N MP Monoranjan Bhakta, who had switched over from Congress to Trinamool in 2010.
Mondal’s mother Arati Mondal is a councillor of Trinamool-ruled Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation in Kolkata.
Haasan, who floated a political party in Tamil Nadu last year by the name of Makkal Needhi Maiam, flew down to Kolkata today afternoon at the invitation of the Trinamool chief.
The Tamil superstar-turned-politician then held a nearly two-hour meeting with Banerjee at the Bengal state secretariat Nabanna.
They then announced the alliance in a joint Press conference in CM’s office chamber.
“We have formed an alliance with Kamal Haasan’s party. Haasan will campaign for us in Andaman. He is not only a politician but a very good actor with a strong cultural background and good credentials. We are grateful to him for his support,” Banerjee said.
On his part, Hassan said: “We are proud to announce that Makkal Needhi Maiam is an ally of the Trinamool for Andaman. We hope this relationship evolves in the future.”