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Central Forces’ arrival in Tripura begins to ensure peaceful election
TIWN March 16, 2019
Central Forces’ arrival in Tripura begins to ensure peaceful election
PHOTO : Central force jawans reached Agartala. TIWN Pic March 15 (late-night).

AGARTALA, March 16 (TIWN): Keeping the upcoming Lok Sabha election ahead, central forces' arrival has begun since yesterday night.

More jawans to arrive within next few days. 

Personnel of the central armed police forces (CAPF) who will ensure security during the summer’s Lok Sabha elections will move 78 times across the country between April 11 and May 23, the most they have in at least the past 15 years, data from the Election Commission (EC) shows.

According to an official aware of the details, the election schedule in past years allowed for easier and fewer trips for the troops. Data from EC shows that in 2004, the troops moved 50 times; in 2009, 58 times; and in 2014, 68 times.

The schedule is drawn up after due deliberation, taking into account security and the local issues of each state including festivals and examination dates, an EC official said on condition of anonymity.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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