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He said elections to Panchayats and urban local bodies should also be conducted along with the two-phase elections. "It will save unnecessary expenditure."
Bihar's next assembly polls are due in 2020.
The Janata Dal-United leader, who nearly two months ago dumped the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP to form a new government, said it was unfair to put the people in election mode repeatedly.
Early this month, the JD(U) said it was ready for mid-term assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
The last Bihar assembly polls were held in 2015.
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