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Rahul liar of first order; should apologise to country: BJP on Cong chief''s affidavit in SC        Nation-wide emergency from midnight in Sri Lanka        Pant fires Delhi Capitals to six-wicket win over Rajasthan, go top of table        Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways        Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats        SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh        CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan        Bairstow and Warner lead Sunrisers to 9-wicket victory        Dhoni''s 84* goes in vain as RCB win 1-run thriller against CSK        Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts        Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran        Serial blasts rip through Lanka on Easter Sunday: 228 dead, 450 injured        US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts        Pakistan deplores India''s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade        Multiple blasts likely to have "adverse impact" on Lankan tourism: tour operators        Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka        French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris        Gunmen kill 2 in north Nigeria        Amit Shah: K Surendran represents believers all over world        Asking vote for those who insulted Ambedkar is stooping to new low: Yogi to Mayawati        
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National News
TMC forms alliance with Kamal Haasan''s party for LS polls
 
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party, the Trinamool Congress, has forged an alliance with actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan''s ''Makkal Needhi Maiam'' for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Haasan, who flew down to Kolkata this afternoon, had over an hour-long meeting with Banerjee before the decision was announced. "We have formed an alliance with Kamal Haasan''s party for Andaman (and Nicobar Islands). We will field former Congress MP Manoranjan Bhakta''s grandson Ayan Mondal for Andaman," Banerjee said. Haasan said his party would extend full support to him.

"We are proud to say that Makkal Needhi Maiam is an ally with the Trinamool Congress for Andaman... We hope this relationship evolves in the future," the superstar said after the meeting. TMC MLA from Bidhannagar (West) and West Bengal Fire Minister Sujit Bose would take part in a public meeting scheduled in Andaman on April 6, Banerjee said. Heaping praise on Haasan, the TMC supremo said, "It''s (the alliance) a great opportunity for Bengal and Tamil Nadu. He has very good credentials not only as a politician but also as an actor.

We are grateful and privileged because of his initiative." Asked if he would campaign for the TMC in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha polls, Haasan said he will consider that. "This is my first time (in politics) and I have a handful in Tamil Nadu. My party has fielded candidates for 40 seats. I have come here for best wishes. "I am just going for campaigning for the TMC candidate in Andaman on April 6, where there will be a public rally," he said. Talking on the ''Mahagatbandhan'' (Grand Alliance), Haasan said, "Right now, the focus is on Andaman.

We are a smaller regional party, and think of my region and Bengal because I love Bengal and Kerala.


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Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways
Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats
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I-T dept yet to inform MP CEO about cash recovery during raids
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BJP supporters again confront Matondkar during campaign
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Campaigning for phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls ends
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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris
KERALA NEWS
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