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KMC polls: No need for central forces, SEC tells Raj Bhawan
KMC polls: No need for central forces, SEC tells Raj Bhawan

Kolkata, Dec 7 (TIWN) Putting an end to the month-long debate whether central forces will be deployed for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections scheduled on December 19, the State Election Commission (SEC) informed the Raj Bhawan on Tuesday that it is satisfied with the deployment mechanism of Kolkata Police and there is no need to depute central forces for the KMC polls at this moment.

Sources in the commission said that the SEC after a detailed discussion with Kolkata Police and the state Home Department officials is satisfied with the number of forces and the deployment mechanism designed by the Kolkata Police.

"There is no need for central forces at this moment, and this has been communicated to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday," a senior SEC official told IANS on condition of anonymity. 

The crucial security related meeting, which was supposed to take place on Monday, was postponed for a day after the Kolkata Police informed the commission that they were working on a plan, which will be ready by Tuesday.


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