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KATHMANDU: Out of the total 2146 polling stations in the November 20 elections to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly, 710 are categorised as most sensitive, 778 sensitive and 658 general in Sudurpaschim Province.
Likewise, out of a total of 1,161 polling places, 352 are classified as most sensitive, and 404 sensitive.
Considering the sensitivity of the polling stations, the government has mobilized over 17,000 security personnel for the elections.
Out of the total 17,859 deployed, 11,559 are ‘Myadi’ (temporary) police, and the remaining from the Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police, it has been said.
Similarly, 177 mobile teams of security personnel would be deployed during the polls, said Senior Superintendent of Police Bhola Bahadur Rawal, information officer for the police office.