Imphal: About 350 companies of para-military
forces, including state armed forces, would be deployed for
the forthcoming Manipur assembly elections on January 28 next,
Manipur chief electoral officer P C Lawmkunga said today.
He told mediapersons that about 200 companies of para
military forces would arrive here on January 10 next and
besides this, state armed police would also be deployed.
The state police department, he said, was chalking out
plans about the deployment of the forces during the one-day
About 17,40,820 voters, including 8,89,497 female voters
would exercise their franchise during the polls where they
would cast votes at 2357 polling stations spread across valley
and hill districts.
Lawmkunga said about 13, 000 polling personnel would be
used during the polls.
Official sources said more than 50 income tax department
personnel from the Centre have arrived to check the polling
expenditures of the candidates in the forthcoming polls.