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West Bengal not singled out, central force deployment routine in poll bound states

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New Delhi, Feb 23: The Election Commission on Monday said that central police forces are being sent to all poll-bound states and not specifically to West Bengal, stressing that it is a routine practice for several decades.

In a statement, the poll panel said the CPFs are routinely sent to all the states and UTs where Lok Sabha or assembly elections are to take place, for advance area domination, especially in the critical and vulnerable sectors.

It said these sectors are identified by meticulous advance reviews and concrete feedback from various sources, including political parties and entities.