The first batch of central forces is likely to arrive in the northeastern state next week for the Tripura assembly elections to be held in early 2023. Officials said on Tuesday that about 300 companies of central forces are expected to be deployed here. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gitte Kirankumar Dinkarrao told ‘PTI-Bhasha’ that the Election Commission has decided to send central paramilitary forces to Tripura from next week.
The CEO said, “The central paramilitary forces will start moving from the next week of this month to the states where elections are due in early 2023. These forces will come through trains from different places of the country. Another official said, “Around 300 companies of central forces are expected to be deployed to ensure free and fair elections in the northeastern state” even though there is “no specific security” threat. “We have asked for adequate force to conduct peaceful elections and the numbers will be finalized within two or three days,” he said.
300 companies were deployed in 2018A senior police officer said that initially 100 companies of CRPF, BSF, ITBP and CISF will be deployed in the state and later 200 more companies will be deployed for election duty. Will come for In the 2018 assembly elections in the state, 300 companies of central forces were deployed.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has held meetings with Inspector General GS Rao, the nodal security officer of the state police, and officials from the transport and food and civil supplies departments to arrange logistics for the central forces. The District Magistrate (DM) will arrange all possible logistics and other basic needs for the central forces.