Kamal Haasan and Mamata Banerjee along with her Cabinet colleague Amit Mitra (extreme left) at Nabanna.
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Kolkata: Trinamool has entered into an alliance with Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan’s political party to win the support of Tamil voters living in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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.”

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