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No problem with central forces: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Friday said the state will not have any problem if central forces are deployed in the state ahead of the 7-phase Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11.

The Friday deployed seven companies of central para-military forces in as many districts of the state. Three more companies will join them late this evening.

"The was informed of the arrival of the (central) forces. Let them come, we don't have any problem," Banerjee, also supremo, said.

Banerjee was asked to comment on the statement of West Bengal BJP that the is averse to the deployment of central forces in the state.

and later said the TMC had won the 2016 Assembly elections bagging 211 of the 294 seats, when central forces were on duty.

The party had won by huge margin in by-polls to a Lok Sabha seat and two Assembly constituencies when central forces had been deployed, the said.

"Central forces guard the polling booths and provide security to voters. We have no issue if voters feel secure," Hakim said.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:00 IST