“I favour and support in principle a synchronised two-phase Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the country,” Nitish told the media.
The CM added that elections to Panchayats and urban local bodies should also be conducted along with the two-phase elections. “It will save unnecessary expenditure”, he said.
The state is headed for polls in 2020.
The Janata Dal-United chief broke the mega alliance in Bihar nearly two months ago and joined hands with the BJP to form a new government in the state. He said that it was unfair to put the people in election mode repeatedly.
The JD(U), earlier in the month, said that 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.