Punjab government has sought 145 companies of the para-military forces from the Centre to conduct Lok Sabha elections in the state in a free and peaceful manner.
A company comprises around 100 personnel.
Additional chief election officer Raminder Singh said here on Tuesday that in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, 125 companies of central forces were deployed in the state.
He said five constituencies - Bathinda, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Patiala and Ferozepur - have been marked as expenditure sensitive constituencies.
All the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab are going to polls on April 30.