A company comprises around 100 paramilitary personnel.
The demand seemed unprecedented as the poll body had sought 70,000 paramilitary forces for deployment in the recently concluded Assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh which has 403 Assembly constituencies and 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Earlier, the Commission had sought 30,000 paramilitary personnel for the by-poll to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats.
While polling in Srinagar was held on April 9 amidst massive violence, polling for Anantnag, which was scheduled for April 12, was postponed till May 25.
There are around 10 lakh paramilitary personnel under the Home Ministry's command, but it is difficult to assemble them from different parts of the country in such a short notice, a source said.
The PDP, Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partner, has urged the EC to defer indefinitely the by-poll to the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in the wake of the "volatile situation" prevailing there.
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