Police personnel on dutyFile Photo for representation
KATHMANDU: As many as 300,000 security personnel will take up security responsibilities during the elections of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Province Assembly.
The government has announced to hold the elections in a single phase and the voting for the twin elections will be taking place on coming November 20.
The Nepal Police has planned to mobilize 71 thousand and 693 police personnel and 115 thousand temporary police for the election while the Nepali Army is internally prepared to depute 71 thousand workforce as in the past and the Armed Police Force is to mobilize 35 thousand workforce.
Similarly, over 200 will be there in the election from the National Investigation Department.
In total, 294 thousand is the tentative number of security forces to be mobilized for election purposes.
However, the number could slightly change in accordance with the election’s Central Security Plan according to security officials.
It may be noted that the Home Ministry is yet to give a final shape to the election’s Central Security Plan.