NEW DELHI - More than 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel, in addition to state police forces, are expected to be deployed for the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls which are likely to be held in April-May, 2014. Official sources said that Home Ministry has started preparing for the massive exercise of mobilising 1.2 lakh personnel from different paramilitary forces.
As per the plan, the forces will have to be shifted from one state to another upon completion of polling in a particular phase. Home Ministry takes the help of Railways in transporting the forces and around 70 trains were hired by it for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Central paramilitary personnel will assist state police forces in ensuring order in the run up to voting, on the polling day and for keeping the Electronic Voting Machines in safe custody till the counting of ballots.