WB Panchayat Polls: Govt To Hold Meeting On Security Details


Kolkata: The top brass of Bengal government will be holding a meeting on Thursday, for a discussion over the security arrangement for the upcoming Panchayat polls.

The meeting will be held at the state secretariat Nabanna and senior officers including Chief Secretary Malay De, Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya, Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha and Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma, will discuss the issue.

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The meeting on Thursday is going to be quite crucial, as the outcome of the meeting will be sent to the State Election Commission (SEC) in the form of a report.

There are 58,467 polling booths. More than 19,000 seats have gone uncontested. The senior police officers are now taking all necessary steps, so that no gap remains in making proper arrangements to ensure a peaceful election.

Realising the need of more armed forces, the state government has already written to five states – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha and Assam. The matter of the allotment of forces by the states will also come up in the discussion to be held on Thursday.