Over 1 lakh security men for elections
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More than one lakh security personnel will be deployed in Gujarat to ensure peaceful polling during the assembly elections, which is expected to be held in two phases in November.
The Home Ministry has conveyed to the Election Commission that it would make available 52,000 paramilitary personnel for deployment in the state during the elections, official sources said.
Apart from the central forces, 55,000 state policemen will also be deployed to ensure peaceful electioneering.
Deployment of security personnel was finalised after a series of discussion between the EC and Home Ministry officials.
Sources said the ministry may make available to EC some of the central forces a few weeks before the actual polling dates in Gujarat considering the sensitivity involved in several hundred polling stations.
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