Over 17,000 security personnel have been mobilized for the elections to the House of Representatives and the provincial assemblies in Sudurpaschim Province, according to the Sudurpaschim Province Police Office.
The voting for twin elections is taking place simultaneously on coming November 20. Out of the total 17,859 security personnel deployed, 11,559 are temporary police, and the remaining are from the Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police, it has been said.
Similarly, 177 mobile teams of security personnel would be deployed during the polls, said Senior Superintendent of Police Bhola Bahadur Rawal, information officer for the Province Police Office. The security teams will be mobilized in the polling places and stations only two or three days ago, he added.
There are a total of 48 constituencies in the province (16 under the HoR and 32 under the PA), and 2,146 polling stations. Out of the polling stations, 710 are categorized as most sensitive, 778 as sensitive and 658 as normal, according to the province police. Likewise, out of a total of 1,161 polling places, 352 are classified as most sensitive, and 404 as sensitive.