Nitish dares BJP to hold polls in Bihar, UP simultaneously
June 12, 2017  23:59
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accepted the BJP's challenge of holding fresh assembly polls in Bihar and threw down the gauntlet asking it to hold simultaneous election in Uttar Pradesh, besides by-election to Lok Sabha seats held by the NDA members in the two states.

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister and BJP leader Keshav Prasad Maurya had yesterday dared Kumar to hold fresh assembly polls by dissolving Bihar assembly if he has "faith in the development work done by his government".

"If you (BJP) have the courage then hold simultaneous polls in UP and Bihar. I don't have any problem. I am ready for it tomorrow if you want it so," Kumar said.

"I am ready (for snap polls) but it should be held along with Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. There should be simultaneous assembly polls in UP and Bihar," he told reporters on the sidelines of a programme.
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