The EC has directed that 300 companies of central forces will oversee the polling processes on Wednesday.

In third and fourth phase polling, several incidents of booth capturing by major political parties were reported.

Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha has asked for enhanced security cover at all the polling stations at a meeting held with the security agencies, a senior official said.

With some seats being located in the naxal affected regions of the eastern Uttar Pradesh, more security cover is provided to the polling officials on duty, DIG A Satish Ganesh said.

Many opposition leaders, including BJP general secretary Amit Shah and BSP chief Mayawati, were anxious of the ruling Samajwadi Party over using muscle power to rig the polls.

The opposition leaders have demanded deployment of more central forces during the remaining phases of the election on May 7 and 12.


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