MNM chief Kamal Haasan addressing media persons at Nabanna on Monday after meeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
MNM chief Kamal Haasan addressing media persons at Nabanna on Monday after meeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Lok Sabha polls: Kamal Haasan's MNM forges alliance with TMC for Andaman and Nicobar

ANI | Updated: Mar 25, 2019 18:34 IST

Nabanna (West Bengal) [India],  Mar 25 (ANI): Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party floated by actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has forged an alliance with the TMC in Andaman and Nicobar islands for the Lok Sabha elections, which are just a few weeks away.
The decision was formally announced after Kamal Haasan met Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna in Howrah on Monday.
“The meeting was excellent. Makkal Needhi Maiam is in alliance with TMC for Andaman and we hope this special relationship will evolve in future,” said Kamal Haasan.
“I am going to campaign for their candidate in Andaman and I am going to Andaman for the same on  April 6,” he said. Andaman and Nicobar Islands has only one Lok Sabha constituency which represents the entire Union Territory.
Kamal Haasan's party had recently released its first list of 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The list did not include Haasan's name.
The MNM will contest all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the coming Parliamentary polls.
 “In Tamil Nadu, we have two opposition DMK and AIADMK. BJP is in alliance with AIADMK, so now we have three opposition in Tamil Nadu,” said Haasan.
MNM was launched by Haasan on February 21 last year from his hometown of Rameswaram. As part of the launch of his political faction, Haasan toured Tamil Nadu extensively to interact with locals in different villages of Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

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