60,000 security personnel to be moved to Gujarat
NEW DELHI: Over 60,000 security personnel from para-military and state police forces are to be deployed in Gujarat for the upcoming assembly election in the state.
Besides, the central government has kept ready about 650 train coaches for the movement of these security personnel for poll duty in the state during the two-phase election for the 182-seat Gujarat assembly.
The 14th Gujarat assembly election is scheduled to be held on December 9 and December 14 this year. The Centre has requisitioned 500 companies of central armed police and state police forces for the Gujarat elections, according to a government source.
There are total 389 companies of central armed police forces and 121 companies of state police forces to be pressed into service during the twophase assembly polls next month, the source said.
One company consists of 121 personnel which include cooks, drivers and other support staff required during the deployment. The Railways has been asked to keep ready about 650 coaches for the movement of the personnel meant for poll duty in Gujarat.