Deploying Central Security Forces in Election States is a regular process

New Delhi: The clarification has been issued by the Central Election Commission on the news of deployment of Central Security Force before the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. The Central Election Commission has made it clear that sending Central Police to the states going to the elections is not a new thing. The Election Commission said that the central security forces have been sent even earlier and the same has been done once.

The Central Election Commission has made it clear that the purpose of sending the Central Police is to reach the states in advance for the elections and prepare themselves to conduct the elections in sensitive areas peacefully.

On 16 February, the Central Election Commission had issued orders to the Chief Secretary, DGP and Chief Electoral Officer of the 4 states and 1 Union Territory going to the polls in this regard.

Significantly, assembly elections are to be held soon in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. The Election Commission is busy completing its preparations for these elections. It is expected that within the next few days the Election Commission can announce the dates of assembly elections to be held in these four states and one union territory.

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