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TMC seeks deployment of additional central armed forces in Bengal

TMC seeks deployment of additional central armed forces in Bengal

The Election Commission has presently deployed around 684 companies of central forces that would guard 10,288 polling booths housed in 7,061 premises.

The letter, signed by TMC leaders Derek O’Brien and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, also alleges that BJP’s Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari has been “harbouring armed criminals, who are also non-residents of Nandigram” inside the constituency.

More than 73 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the fate of 191 candidates across 30 assembly segments, most of which are in the once-Naxal- affected Jungle Mahal region, as the state goes to the polls in the first phase on Saturday. The Election Commission has presently deployed around 684 companies of central forces that would guard 10,288 polling booths housed in 7,061 premises, PTI reported, adding that tight security during the elections is to be expected.

News Source : Hindustan times

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