New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared a massive security arrangement for West Bengal as 8 highly sensitive constituencies will vote on 12th May.

The eight constituencies of West Bengal include Tamluk, Kanthigathal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur. 
MHA, after taking into consideration the sensitivity of Jungle Mahal area (LWE affected) and previous incidents during elections, has deployed 602 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP, RPF, RAF) and 111 Companies of State Armed Police for election duties.

"To instil confidence among the voters, various confidence-building measures like route marches, long-range patrols, cordon and search operations are being undertaken in all the 8 constituencies," MHA sources claimed. 

To ensure safety and security of polling parties, voters, EVMs, candidates, polling agents and other related officials on the day of the elections multiple steps have been taken.

"All the adhoc commandants and company commanders of CAPF are being personally briefed by the senior officers of this sector about the sensitivity of the constituencies, previous poll-related violence and incidents. 
Also, in addition to deployment of forces at all polling station and mandatory Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs), 547 Quick Action Teams (QATs) headed by Coy Commanders and 108 additional QATs headed by adhoc commandants and 2-I/Cs are also instructed to be on the move," MHA sources confirmed. 

Sources have also confirmed that extra intelligence agency staff has been deployed to gather local intelligence to avert any incident in West Bengal.