CEO: Central forces to man 98% polling booths in fourth phase in Bengal
A total of 552 companies of the central forces will be deployed in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections with an objective to cover 98 per cent of the polling booths in Bengal.
The fourth phase will see the deployment of over 200 companies more as compared to the third. As many as 324 companies were deployed in the third phase.
With each phase, the Election Commission (EC) is increasing the deployment of central forces. During the first phase in North Bengal, only 80 per cent of the booths were manned by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), it increased to 92 per cent in the third phase.