2276 polling stations across the state have been identified as sensitive where an additional number of armed police personnel will be deployed. The security at each polling station will be the responsibility of the Armed Police Forces.
Bengal Police (file photo).
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Voting is to be held on Sunday, February 27, for the West Bengal Municipal Elections. Voting will start from 7:30 am and will continue till 5 pm. Election commission (West Bengal Election CommissionIt has been told that voting will be done following Corona friendly behavior at the polling stations. At the same time, despite the constant demand of the opposition, the Election Commission has asked the State Police (Bengal PoliceIt has been decided to conduct municipal elections only under the supervision of At the same time, 8160 candidates are in the fray in 108 municipalities.
At the same time, the High Court has already warned that if there is any kind of violence, then it will be the responsibility of the State Election Commission. 2276 polling stations across the state have been identified as sensitive where an additional number of armed police personnel will be deployed. The security at each polling station will be the responsibility of the Armed Police Force while a special task force has been constituted to maintain law and order in and around the polling stations. DIG rank officers have also been put on election duty, under whose supervision there will be at least four to five districts. CCTV cameras have been installed in each polling station and monitoring will be done from the headquarters in Kolkata.
Senior IAS officers appointed as special observers
The Election Commission has already directed the district administration that any rigging will not be tolerated at the time of elections and immediate action will be taken. Senior IAS officers have been appointed as special observers. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not specially campaigned for the municipal elections. At the regional level, the big leaders of the region have taken part in the propaganda. Election Commission sources have told that about seven to eight crore voters are going to vote. On the day of elections, 3 level security, EFR, RAF and State Armed Police, DIG rank officers have been deployed in each district.
The ruling party Trinamool Congress has won all the elections recently and has already claimed a massive victory in the municipal elections as well. However, the opposition BJP is also not behind and has claimed that it will get a good victory in the municipal elections. CPI(M) and Congress have been far behind in the campaign, but in the recently concluded four municipal elections, the CPI(M) had pushed the BJP and secured the second position, that is why it is being speculated that the performance of the CPI(M) is good in the municipal elections as well. It is possible.
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