Assembly Elections 2018: 78K paramilitary personnel mobilised in five states

Assembly Elections 2018: A total of 785 companies of paramilitary forces have been mobilised for deployment in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana for the assembly polls, a home ministry official said.

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Indo Tibetan Border Police Force guard EVMs ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, at MLB School in Jabalpur, Saturday, Nov.24, 2018. (PTI)

Over 78,000 paramilitary personnel have been mobilised by the Union Home Ministry for deployment in the ongoing assembly elections in five states, officials said Monday.

The action has been taken following several rounds of discussions with the Election Commission, which directed the home ministry to provide adequate forces under its disposal.

A total of 785 companies of paramilitary forces have been mobilised for deployment in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana for the assembly polls, a home ministry official said.

One company of paramilitary comprises around 100 personnel.

While the two-phased assembly elections have already been held in Chhattisgarh, polling in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will be held on November 28 and in Rajasthan and Telangana on December 7. The highest number of paramilitary personnel were deployed in Chhattisgarh.

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First Published: Nov 27, 2018 15:29 IST