West Bengal: EC officials will plan how to use the CAPF for the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

CAPF for the Lok Sabha elections

CAPF for the Lok Sabha elections: The Lok Sabha polls 2024 will take place in West Bengal over seven stages, from April 19 to June 1. There will be a count of the votes on June 4.
The Election Commission has appointed Anil Kumar Sharma as a police observer for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

On Saturday, April 6,

A meeting will be led by Sharma to decide how the Central Armed Police Forces. (CAPF) will be deployed in the three Lok Sabha constituencies for the first phase of the elections on April 19.
According to people who work in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). the meeting will be attended by Ariz Aftab, who is the CEO of West Bengal. Anand Kumar, who is the nodal police officer for West Bengal, and B.K. Sharma, who is the state supervisor for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

If you want to vote in the first round of elections on April 19, you can do so in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, and Alipurduar.

West Bengal will have more than 170 CAPF companies.

“However, only 177 companies of the CAPF have been sent to West Bengal so far, leaving 123 more companies needed.” A source in the CEO office of West Bengal said, “As of now, they haven’t heard for sure when more CAPF companies will arrive in the state before the first phase of elections. That’s what the meeting on Saturday will be about.”

“Deployment of CAPF for Exercise to Dominate Area and Build Confidence” D3 Format Report of April 3, 2024, for the election to the Lok Sabha 2024

LS Polls: The center will send an extra 27 companies of the CAPF to Bengal.

From April 1, the Center will send 27 more CAPF companies to West Bengal, on top of the 150 companies that are already there.

Before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, the Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed to send 27 more Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) companies to West Bengal.

As an Early Step Toward Full Deployment: 150 CAPF Companies

A report from ANI says that 3.40 lakh CAPF officers are expected to be sent out after the Lok Sabha elections. The elections to the state assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim.

The MHA chose to use the CAPF after getting a request from the Election Commission of India to gradually send about 3,400 companies of the paramilitary wings to all Indian states and union territories to make sure the polls went smoothly and were free, fair, and peaceful.

After asking chief electoral officers from all the states and Union Territories, the ECI sent the proposal. counting center security for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the assembly elections in four states.

CAPF for the Lok Sabha elections

According to the plan, the poll body has asked for up to 920 companies of the CAPF in West Bengal and up to 635 companies in Jammu and Kashmir.

The election body also asked that 360 CAPF businesses be transferred to Chhattisgarh.

  • 295 to Bihar
  • 252 to Uttar Pradesh
  • 250 to Andhra Pradesh
  • Punjab, and Jharkhand
  • 200 to Gujarat
  • Manipur, Rajasthan
  • and Tamil Nadu
  • 175 to Odisha
  • 160 to Assam and Telangana.

The ECI has also asked for 150 CAPF companies in Maharashtra

  • 113 in Madhya Pradesh
  • 100 in Tripura
  • 95 in Haryana
  • 75 in Arunachal Pradesh
  • 70 in Karnataka
  • 70 in Uttarakhand
  • and 45 in Delhi
  • 66 in Kerala; 57 in Laddakh
  • 55 in Himachal Pradesh
  • 48 in Nagaland
  • 45 in Meghalaya
  • 17 in Sikkim
  • 15 in Mizoram
  • 14 in Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • 12 in Goa
  • 11 in Chandigarh
  • 10 in Puducherry
  • five in Andaman and Nicobar; and three in Lakshadweep.

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