Paramilitary forces to be deployed in India's West Bengal for local elections

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NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Authorities will deploy 125 companies of paramilitary troopers in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal to ensure smooth conduct of local elections, officials said Saturday.

The decision to deploy forces has been taken by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The deployment of the paramilitary companies will be carried out by Feb. 25.

"In view of the ensuing assembly (local) elections, a total of 125 companies of central forces will be deployed in West Bengal by 25th of February," the state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said.

"The state police and senior officials of the district administration will be assisting them. The security personnel will send daily reports to the election officer."

Elections of the West Bengal Assembly is due for April to May. Enditem

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