West Bengal: The Election Commission said on Tuesday that paramilitary forces will remain stationed in Bengal even after the Assembly poll results. The Election commission has taken the decision keeping in mind the history of poll-related violence in the state. The forces would stay put in the state till the situation becomes normal.

It is being feared that the tension gripping the cadre of Trinamool Congress and CPI (M) may go out of hand after the results are announced. In order to check any untoward incident after the election results, forces would continue to be deployed till the next government is formed and situation becomes normal thereafter.

Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Jutsi said, “Paramilitary forces will stay for certain period in the state.

Meanwhile, the fourth phase of polling in Bengal which ended on Tuesday remained peaceful.  Polling in 63 constituencies for Hawda, Hubli, Maidinpur and Bardman disctrict witnessed 85 percent turnout.

 

(JPN/Bureau)