#Kolkata: The fifth round of elections is going to start at midnight. From the fourth point of bloodbath, the commission wants to hold free and fair elections by maintaining coordination. This fifth round of elections will be held in 45 seats in 6 districts. Voting will be held in 15,063 booths. Deploying troops, identifying already sensitive booths. The Quick Response Team has begun patrolling these areas.
In the fifth phase, 1061 companies will be deployed in 45 assembly constituencies. In the fifth phase of elections in six districts, 753 companies of central forces will be deployed to guard the booths and 15,790 state police forces. The remaining 117 companies will be in charge of other areas of the Central Force in six districts.
Arrangement for the deployment of central forces in the fifth phase
- There are 69 companies of paramilitaries deployed in Barasat police district
- Barrackpore Police Commissionerate 61 Company paramilitary
- Basirhat Police District 108 Company Paramilitary
- Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate 47 companies
- Darjeeling District: Company
- Jalpaiguri district 122 companies
- Kalimpong District 21 Company
- Krishnanagar Police District 11 Company
- East Burdwan District 155 companies
- Ranaghat Police District 140 Company
- Siliguri Police Commissionerate 53 companies
According to the data, most of the troops are being deployed in East Burdwan district before the fifth round of elections.
The commission has learned from the experience of voting in the last four phases. Especially since the tragic incident of 4 deaths in Shitalkuchi, the heads of the commission have felt the need for more observers to coordinate the police and the army. Ajay Naik and Vivek Dubey, two special observers appointed by the commission, sat in a high-level meeting with the chiefs of the central forces in Barasat on Monday. There, the two observers instructed the CRPF to be more careful in the next round of voting. Sources raised the issue of Shitalkuchi in the news meeting and suggested to take a final decision keeping in view the situation in the upcoming election process in coordination with the district administration. He also said that the standard operating procedure (SOP) must be followed in case of firing in self-defense.
It may be mentioned that 11 new police observers have been appointed for this purpose yesterday. They are being sent to different places soon after the corona test. Earlier, the number of police observers in the state was 55. Now it has risen to 7, which is much higher than the other four states that voted in this episode.